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Friday, 19 May 2017 17:38

Poll: Americans Liberal on Many Moral Issues, But Not Abortion, Porn, Adultery

Written by  Michael W. Chapman

(CNSNews.com) -- In its latest annual Values and Beliefs poll, Gallup found that strong majorites of Americans are very liberal on certain moral issues, such as birth control, divorce, sex outside of marriage, homosexual relations, and having children out of wedlock, but Americans are not liberal on issues such as abortion, pornography, cloning animals or humans, and adultery.

On abortion, cloning, birth control, and adultery, moreover, there was essentially no change in Americans' views of those topics. For instance, in 2001, only 42% viewed abortion as morally acceptable. Today that percentage is 43%.

"Americans continue to express an increasingly liberal outlook on what is morally acceptable, as their views on 10 of 19 moral issues that Gallup measures are the most left-leaning or permissive they have been to date," reported Gallup on May 11.

"On an absolute basis, Americans are most likely to view birth control, divorce and sex between unmarried people as morally acceptable," said the polling firm. "At least two-thirds say each of these is OK."

"Americans are least likely to believe suicide, polygamy, cloning humans and extramarital affairs are permissible; fewer than one in five say these practices are morally acceptable," said Gallup.

On abortion, only 43% of Americans say it is "morally acceptable"; 49% say it is "morally wrong.

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