Survey Results "10 Minute Adultery Survey"

Signatories to the Fathers' Manifesto

258 Responses

April 15, 1998  

84% agree--adultery laws should be upheld!

So why aren't they?

1. Adultery is a crime in my state.
21%A) strongly agree
15%B) agree
21%C) neither agree nor disagree
20%D) disagree
07%E) strongly disagree
16%F) not applicable


2. Adultery is a felony in my state.
15%A) strongly agree
08%B) agree
36%C) neither agree nor disagree
20%D) disagree
07%E) strongly disagree
14%F) not applicable


3. Adultery should be a crime.
66%A) strongly agree
15%B) agree
07%C) neither agree nor disagree
06%D) disagree
06%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable


4. Adultery is a violation of my religious beliefs.
72%A) strongly agree
06%B) agree
11%C) neither agree nor disagree
D) disagree
E) strongly disagree
11%F) not applicable


5. Adultery should be a violation of my religious beliefs.
68%A) strongly agree
14%B) agree
07%C) neither agree nor disagree
06%D) disagree
E) strongly disagree
05%F) not applicable


6. Adultery is considered a serious crime in the Bible.
70%A) strongly agree
29%B) agree
C) neither agree nor disagree
D) disagree
E) strongly disagree
01%F) not applicable


7. Adultery law is not enforced in my state.
79%A) strongly agree
15%B) agree
C) neither agree nor disagree
D) disagree
E) strongly disagree
06%F) not applicable


8. Adultery law is not enforced due to a failure by prosecutors.
36%A) strongly agree
43%B) agree
06%C) neither agree nor disagree
07%D) disagree
E) strongly disagree
08%F) not applicable


9. Adultery law is not enforced due to a failure by judges.
22%A) strongly agree
29%B) agree
13%C) neither agree nor disagree
15%D) disagree
12%E) strongly disagree
09%F) not applicable


10. Adultery law is not enforced due to a failure by legislators.
29%A) strongly agree
50%B) agree
06%C) neither agree nor disagree
07%D) disagree
E) strongly disagree
08%F) not applicable


11. Adultery law is not enforced due to a failure by men.
44%A) strongly agree
26%B) agree
06%C) neither agree nor disagree
15%D) disagree
09%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable


12. Adultery law is not enforced due to feminism.
65%A) strongly agree
22%B) agree
07%C) neither agree nor disagree
06%D) disagree
E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

13. Adultery law is not enforced because of feminist jurisprudence.
50%A) strongly agree
15%B) agree
22%C) neither agree nor disagree
06%D) disagree
07%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

14. Adultery law is not enforced because it is no longer grounds
for divorce.
22%A) strongly agree
29%B) agree
36%C) neither agree nor disagree
08%D) disagree
05%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

15. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the doubling
of the divorce rate.
53%A) strongly agree
34%B) agree
02%C) neither agree nor disagree
06%D) disagree
05%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

16. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the tripling
of the murder rate.
22%A) strongly agree
18%B) agree
34%C) neither agree nor disagree
06%D) disagree
20%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

17. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the quadrupling
of the prison incarceration rate.
20%A) strongly agree
29%B) agree
30%C) neither agree nor disagree
07%D) disagree
14%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

18. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the 560% increase
in the rate of violent crime.
21%A) strongly agree
27%B) agree
22%C) neither agree nor disagree
23%D) disagree
07%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

19. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the quintupling
of the illegitimacy rate.
58%A) strongly agree
31%B) agree
06%C) neither agree nor disagree
02%D) disagree
03%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

20. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the ten fold
increase in welfare expenditures.
56%A) strongly agree
08%B) agree
20%C) neither agree nor disagree
06%D) disagree
10%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

21. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the rising
juvenile crime rate.
58%A) strongly agree
15%B) agree
07%C) neither agree nor disagree
06%D) disagree
14%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

22. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the increasing
number of drive-by shootings.
29%A) strongly agree
34%B) agree
16%C) neither agree nor disagree
15%D) disagree
06%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

23. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the increase
in displaced anger.
51%A) strongly agree
13%B) agree
15%C) neither agree nor disagree
19%D) disagree
E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

24. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the increase
in the rate of fatherlessness from 17% to 39%.
52%A) strongly agree
24%B) agree
14$C) neither agree nor disagree
06%D) disagree
04%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

25. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the increase
in the male suicide rate to 5 times that for females.
27%A) strongly agree
43%B) agree
14%C) neither agree nor disagree
07%D) disagree
09%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

26. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the 45%
increase in cocaine use.
08%A) strongly agree
22%B) agree
36%C) neither agree nor disagree
06%D) disagree
28%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

27. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the ten fold
increase in criminal justice system expenditures.
29%A) strongly agree
08%B) agree
28%C) neither agree nor disagree
20%D) disagree
15%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

28. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the increase
in the trade deficit from being in the black to $123 Billion in the red.
15%A) strongly agree
16%B) agree
36%C) neither agree nor disagree
15%D) disagree
18%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

29. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key reason that government spending
increased to 42 cents out of each wage dollar.
14%A) strongly agree
08%B) agree
49%C) neither agree nor disagree
07%D) disagree
22%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

30. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the five fold increase
in the rate of drunk driving arrests.
13%A) strongly agree
14%B) agree
43%C) neither agree nor disagree
08%D) disagree
12%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

31. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the eight fold increase
in health services costs.
14%A) strongly agree
29%B) agree
36%C) neither agree nor disagree
08%D) disagree
13%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

32. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key reason that we have
60 times as many lawyers as Japan.
22%A) strongly agree
08%B) agree
21%C) neither agree nor disagree
09%D) disagree
40%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

33. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the decrease in the
ratio of
manufacturing employees to government employees from 2.5:1 to less than 1:1.
A) strongly agree
20%B) agree
43%C) neither agree nor disagree
15%D) disagree
32%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

34. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the 98 point decrease
in SAT scores.
13%A) strongly agree
20%B) agree
29%C) neither agree nor disagree
15%D) disagree
33%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

35. Failure to prosecute adultery is a key factor in the decrease in
total US "Personal Savings" to less than $212 Billion.
22%A) strongly agree
15%B) agree
21%C) neither agree nor disagree
22%D) disagree
20%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

36. Prosecutors should put equal effort into enforcing adultery law
as they put into enforcing "child support" laws.
64%A) strongly agree
15%B) agree
14%C) neither agree nor disagree
3%D) disagree
4%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

37. Prosecutors should put more effort into enforcing adultery law
than they put into enforcing "child support" laws.
51%A) strongly agree
16%B) agree
15%C) neither agree nor disagree
16%D) disagree
02%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

38. Enforcing adultery law would have prevented the reenactment of
slavery as in Moss v. Moss.
20%A) strongly agree
19%B) agree
43%C) neither agree nor disagree
10%D) disagree
08%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

39. Enforcing adultery law would have prevented the removal of
biological fathers' rights as in the recent Cal. Supreme Court case.
58%A) strongly agree
08%B) agree
14%C) neither agree nor disagree
13%D) disagree
09%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

40. Enforcing adultery law would have prevented crimes like the OJ
Simpson murders.
22%A) strongly agree
29%B) agree
21%C) neither agree nor disagree
14%D) disagree
14%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

41. Adultery is a serious social problem.
66%A) strongly agree
14%B) agree
07%C) neither agree nor disagree
13%D) disagree
E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

42. Adultery is a more serious social problem than failing
to make "child support" payments.
43%A) strongly agree
22%B) agree
21%C) neither agree nor disagree
08%D) disagree
06%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

43. Adultery causes more social problems than murder.
36%A) strongly agree
23%B) agree
22%C) neither agree nor disagree
10%D) disagree
09%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

44. Adultery causes more social problems than violent crime.
37%A) strongly agree
23%B) agree
20%C) neither agree nor disagree
06%D) disagree
14%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

45. Adultery causes more social problems than illicit drug use.
29%A) strongly agree
17%B) agree
26%C) neither agree nor disagree
14%D) disagree
14%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

46. Adultery causes more social problems than robbery.
37%A) strongly agree
16%B) agree
25%C) neither agree nor disagree
10%D) disagree
12%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

47. Adultery causes more social problems than firearms.
43%A) strongly agree
16%B) agree
23%C) neither agree nor disagree
08%D) disagree
10%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

48. Adultery causes more social problems than domestic violence.
44%A) strongly agree
08%B) agree
24%C) neither agree nor disagree
09%D) disagree
17%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

49. Adultery is a root cause of domestic violence.
42%A) strongly agree
17%B) agree
21%C) neither agree nor disagree
09%D) disagree
11%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

50. Adultery causes more social problems than child abuse.
29%A) strongly agree
22%B) agree
14%C) neither agree nor disagree
07%D) disagree
28%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

51. Adultery is a root cause of child abuse.
30%A) strongly agree
18%B) agree
15%C) neither agree nor disagree
29%D) disagree
08%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

52. It is not possible to enforce adultery law in my state.
19%A) strongly agree
08%B) agree
28%C) neither agree nor disagree
16%D) disagree
39%E) strongly disagree
F) not applicable

53. Adultery law should be enforced in my state.
61%A) strongly agree
06%B) agree
14%C) neither agree nor disagree
07%D) disagree
08%E) strongly disagree
04%F) not applicable

54. Adultery law should be enforced because it is God's will.
84%A) strongly agree
02%B) agree
06%C) neither agree nor disagree
D) disagree
06%E) strongly disagree
02%F) not applicable