A disturbing trend
I’m typically a bit skeptical about public opinion polls. I often wonder about the views of those conducting the polls as well as the demographics that govern those whose opinions are solicited.
But I found it interesting, and disturbing, that according to a recent Gallup poll (as reported in The Week, May 31, 2013), “standards of sexual morality are rapidly changing” in our country. Do with this what you will, but here are the results.
60% of Americans say it is morally acceptable to have a baby outside of marriage, up from 45% in 2001.
63% believe it is morally acceptable for unmarried people to have sex, up from 53% in 2001.
59% say gay relationships are morally acceptable, up from 40% in 2001.