Thursday, May 23, 2013

Most Disgusted with American Morals, Yet Favor Sin

According to this month's polls from Gallup, the vast majority of Americans do NOT view the state of moral values in the nation as good, and expect it to get worse.  Yet, at the same time, the vast majority say the following are acceptable: homosexual behavior, childbirth outside of marriage, fornication, divorce, and killing unborn children for medical research.

For background on moral decay in America, read any post from the thousands-long archive list at the side of this webpage.

UPDATE 6/9/15: Most Liberals Say American Morals Getting Worse

-- From "Poll: Outlook on U.S. moral values pessimistic" by UPI 5/22/13

Seventy-two percent of respondents said they think moral values in the country generally are worsening, essentially unchanged from 73 percent last year, results of Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs survey released Wednesday indicated.

Forty-four percent of respondents rated the state of moral values in the United States as "poor," the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said. Forty-three percent expressed the same view last year.

Nineteen percent said the state of moral values in the United States was "excellent" or "good," while 36 percent say they are "only fair," Gallup said.

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From "Gallup poll: Most Americans think the country’s lost its moral compass" by Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times 5/22/13

The random poll, conducted by telephone of 1,535 adults, also found pessimism to be strongest among Republicans (87 percent) and political independents (68 percent), compared with Democrats (56 percent).

Pessimism was more than 60 percent in all groups of Americans, regardless of breakdowns by annual household income, marital status or religious attendance.

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From "Gallup Poll: Majority Now Say Gay Sex, Unwed Births, Are Morally OK" by Napp Nazworth, Christian Post Reporter 5/21/13

In the new survey, 59 percent of American adults answered that gay or lesbian relations are morally acceptable, a 19 percentage point increase since 2001 when only 40 percent said it was morally acceptable.

Sixty percent of respondents said that having a baby outside of marriage was morally acceptable, a 15 percentage point increase since 2002 when only 45 percent said it was morally acceptable.

The other large increases in moral acceptability were: sex between an unmarried man and woman went from 53 to 63 percent, divorce went from 59 to 63 percent, and medical research using stem cells from human embryos went from 52 to 60 percent.

The moral acceptability of abortion remained the same as it was in 2001, at 42 percent. There was little change in the moral acceptability of pornography (31 percent), gambling (64 percent), buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur (59 percent), and the death penalty (62 percent).

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