Americans Like Divorce, Gambling

Next, I’m going to read you a list of issues. Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, for each one, please tell me whether you personally believe that in general it is morally acceptable or morally wrong.

Acceptable Wrong
Divorce 70% 22%
Gambling 63% 32%
The death penalty 62% 30%
Medical research using stem cells obtained from human embryos 62% 30%
Sex between an unmarried man and woman 61% 36%
Medical testing on animals 56% 38%
Having a baby outside of marriage 55% 41%
Buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur 54% 39%
Doctor-assisted suicide 51% 44%
Homosexual relations 48% 48%
Abortion 40% 48%
Cloning animals 33% 61%
Suicide 15% 78%
Cloning humans 11% 85%
Polygamy, when one husband has more than one wife at the same time 8% 90%
Married men and women having an affair 7% 91%

Source: Gallup / USA Today
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,017 American adults, conducted from May 8 to May 11, 2008. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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