Third of married Kiwis have affairs – survey

NZ Herald 17 Sep 2011
Nearly one in three married New Zealanders has had an affair, a new survey has found. But almost half of Kiwi couples say they would stay with a cheating partner and try to work things out. More than 500 people were questioned about their feelings on marriage and all things associated with it for a survey conducted by the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly magazine in conjunction with Colmar Brunton.

People aged 18 to 64 were asked 30 questions about love, sex, affairs and even how they felt about doing the household chores. The findings showed 29 per cent of the group had had an affair, while 47 per cent said they would stick with their partner and work things out… Results also showed women under 30 were more likely to walk out of a relationship if their partner had an affair. Older people – particularly men over 50 – were more forgiving.