CNN claims that a survey conducted by Japanese government claimed that 42% of men and 44.2% of women between 18 and 34 are virgins.
I'm not exactly doubting about the survey but more about that the people in survey told the truth.
As far as I know it's not that hard to hire a prostitute in Japan and I think there's still some taboo in Japan about women recognizing to have had sex relationships, although I'm far from being knowledgeable on those things, so this makes me wonder that the survey had more negative answers than the real ones.
Are there some other facts that offer a better calculation of what this percentage could be? In this case would the percentage be similar or different?