It’s no surprise that what is socially acceptable has expanded in recent decades.
A recent study of Americans’ views on sex, relationships, and family by the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture found Americans are more supportive (or tolerant) of cohabitation, the legal recognition of same-sex unions, and no-strings-attached sex.
And when it comes to divorce, Americans aren’t so sure the once popular mantra “staying together for the sake of children” is sound advice for couples.
Americans are less accepting of polyamorous relationships and adultery. However, what’s interesting is the number of fence-sitters—those who hold neutral attitudes. Only time will tell which direction their attitudes will shift.