What is moral?

I loved this Gallup post looking at what Americans consider to be morally acceptable:

Moral Acceptability of Various Issues, May 2014

First comment– there’s a lot of “unacceptable” moral behavior going on when it comes to pornography and teenagers having sex.  And, it’s pretty cool to see the party breakdown:

Moral Acceptability by Party Identification, May 2014

Lots of interesting stuff here, but I find the tiny gap on birth control quite notable.  Also interesting to see the huge (though not surprising) gap on abortion.  Big gap on out-of-wedlock childbirth as well.


About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

One Response to What is moral?

  1. Mike from Canada says:

    Interesting the fairly large distaste in cloning animals. I wonder how many Americans know cloned animals are in the cattle and dairy cow industry in the USA and Canada.

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