Study: Democrats less inclined to cheat on spouses | Arkansas Blog

Friday, July 20, 2018

Study: Democrats less inclined to cheat on spouses

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:27 PM

click to enlarge https_2f_2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com_2fuplo.jpg

Grist for a slow day:
  The Guardian reports on social science research using hacked data from the Ashley Madison adultery website and voter data from five states that concludes Democrats are less inclined to cheat on their spouses than Republicans. Josh Duggar anyone?

The study of 80,000 voters in five US states found that Democrats used the Ashley Madison adultery website substantially less than Republicans, Libertarians, Greens and unaffiliated voters. Libertarians consistently ranked as the site’s most frequent clients.

The results highlight an apparent paradox where those with more conservative views and supposedly stricter attitudes towards sex seem happier to hop into bed with someone outside their relationship than more liberal types.
But careful. We know all this kind of research is mostly hogwash, thanks to Lindsey's cover story this week. So draw no conclusions from this or the data that shows divorce and out-of-wedlock pregnancy are higher in Bible Belt states like Arkansas, where churchgoing is higher.

Arkansas wasn't among the states sampled in this study. But neighboring Oklahoma was there.

According to the study, the smallest percentage of the website’s clients lived in Oklahoma, where only one in 943 voters had made payments to the site. But the state, which has backed a Republican in every presidential election since 1968, boasted the greatest political split in users, with fewer than one in 1,500 Democrats holding an Ashley Madison account compared with one in 700 Republicans.

Tags: , , , , ,


Favorite

Comments (41)

Showing 1-41 of 41

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-41 of 41

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Slideshows

  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation