Canada: What is Morally Acceptable?

Divorce more acceptable than gambling?Doctor-assisted suicide better than Playboy?Screwed up priorities, but I would of thought it would be worse, given Canada’s recent record. At least only 1 in 100 people thinks being pedophile is OK. 91 think it’s bad. 8 don’t have an opinion? Hmm…

Regardless of whether or not you think each of the following issues should be legal, please indicate whether you personally believe they are morally acceptable or morally wrong.

Acceptable Wrong
Contraception 93% 3%
Divorce 83% 12%
Sexual relations between an unmarried man and woman 81% 15%
Having a baby outside of marriage 77% 17%
Medical research using stem cells obtained from human embryos 64% 21%
Doctor-assisted suicide 62% 25%
Abortion 61% 27%
Gambling 61% 28%
Sexual relations between two people of the same sex 59% 33%
Buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur 51% 36%
The death penalty 47% 41%
Medical testing on animals 40% 47%
Pornography 38% 54%
Prostitution 36% 55%
Cloning animals 29% 56%
Suicide 25% 62%
Using illegal drugs 20% 68%
Married men and/or women having an affair 17% 76%
Cloning humans 11% 78%
Polygamy, when one husband has more than one wife at the same time 10% 84%
Paedophilia 1% 91%

Source: Angus Reid Strategies
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,004 Canadian adults, conducted on Oct. 11 and Oct. 12, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

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