Gallup just released its annual poll on where Americans stand on controversial issues. Turns out we have the LEAST moral objection to birth control. Other things most people don’t have moral problems with are divorce, gambling, and fur. On the other end, adultery was picked as the least morally acceptable issue, along with human cloning, polygamy, and suicide.
Gallup just published its annual poll to figure out America’s moral compass. And it’s always fascinating. Birth control has been a VERY hot issue in 2012. At least for politicians trying to get attention . . . because according to this survey, REAL people DON’T CARE.
89% of people surveyed said using birth control is morally acceptable . . . that’s the highest score of anything on the list. Only 8% said it was morally wrong. That’s a difference of 81%.
The other controversial things we’re most okay with are divorce, with 67% saying it’s acceptable . . . gambling, at 64% . . . wearing fur, at 60% . . . stem cell research, at 58% . . . and the death penalty, also at 58%.
On the other end, we have the biggest problem with ADULTERY. Only a very European 7% of people say it’s morally acceptable to cheat on your husband or wife . . . 89% say it’s wrong. That 82% difference is the biggest split on the list.
The other things we’re least okay with are HUMAN CLONING, with only 10% saying it’s morally acceptable . . . polygamy, at 11% . . . and suicide, at 14%.
Now . . . as for the issues that got the CLOSEST voting. Just like last year, doctor-assisted suicide is the thing that Americans are most divided on. 45% say it’s morally acceptable, 48% say it’s not. That 3% split is the closest on the list.
Having a baby outside of marriage has a 12% difference . . . 54% say it’s okay, 42% say it’s not.
Gay and lesbian relations also has a 12% difference, with 54% saying it’s morally acceptable, 42% saying it’s not.
And abortion has a 13% difference, with 38% saying it’s morally acceptable, and 51% saying it’s not.