Have Young People Been Scared Away From Office Sex?

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Office-party hookups are so prevalent that iStockphoto has an entire series dedicated to them. Photo: iStockphoto

As we looked through the latest 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair survey of random questions, one piece of data stood out as particularly shocking. No, it's not that, with less than one year of debatable success under his belt, fully 16 percent of Americans would put President Obama's face up on Mount Rushmore (frankly, FDR seems like a no-brainer to us). It's that, according to this poll, zero percent of 18- to 44-year-olds are highly likely to kiss a co-worker at their office holiday party. Zero. Even 3 percent of the 65-and-over population plan to hook up — and among those who are actually going to an office party, it's more like 6 percent. We imagine this may have something to do with a heightened appreciation for job security among people who aren't about to retire, given that jobs no longer exist. We also blame David Letterman. Either way, it's a disturbing statistic.

The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll [VF]