Tuesday, July 06, 2004

What Americans Find Morally Wrong

A recent Dallas Morning News special report, Snapshots of Faith in America, asked Americans what they considered to be morally wrong.

Act % of Americans who believe Act is morally wrong

Polygamy 91
Married man/woman having an affair 91
Suicide 79
Homosexual Behavior 54
Abortion 50
Having a baby outside marriage 45
Sex between an unmarried man and woman 36
Buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur 36
Gambling 30
Death Penalty 28
Divorce 26

1 Comments:

At 9:38 PM, Blogger jrl20 said...

The most interesting thing here is the question, not the answers. How about asking whether the following things are wrong:

- working for a corporation instead of in the public interest

- buying products produced by workers in substandard conditions at substandard wages

- littering

The focus on individualistic, sexual morality is problematic.

 

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