Prevalence of Experiences With Consensual Nonmonogamous Relationships: Findings From Two National Samples of Single Americans

@article{Haupert2017PrevalenceOE,
  title={Prevalence of Experiences With Consensual Nonmonogamous Relationships: Findings From Two National Samples of Single Americans},
  author={M. L. Haupert and Amanda N. Gesselman and Amy Catherine Moors and Helen E. Fisher and Justin R. Garcia},
  journal={Journal of Sex \& Marital Therapy},
  year={2017},
  volume={43},
  pages={424 - 440}
}
Although academic and popular interest in consensual nonmonogamy (CNM) is increasing, little is known about the prevalence of CNM. Using two separate U.S. Census based quota samples of single adults in the United States (Study 1: n = 3,905; Study 2: n = 4,813), the present studies show that more than one in five (21.9% in Study 1; 21.2% in Study 2) participants report engaging in CNM at some point in their lifetime. This proportion remained constant across age, education level, income, religion… 

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