Veterans twice as likely to cheat on their spouses as non-veterans

Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

Men and women who have served in the military have considerably higher rates of marital infidelity and divorce than the population at large, according to a 2011 study.

"Veteran Status, Marital Infidelity, and Divorce," a paper presented at last year's American Sociological Association Meeting, found that:

  • 32 percent of veterans who were ever married reported that they'd had extra-marital sex, compared with 16.8 percent of ever-married non-veterans;
  • 38.5 percent of ever-married veterans had gotten divorced, compared with 28.9 percent of ever-married non-veterans;

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