This new Gallup poll has some surprising (for me at least) results. While I am not surprised at the numbers of Americans who have very warped consciences, I am surprised at the issues that have agreement and those which have wide differences.
There are only four issues that most Americans agree on and they are on the correct side morally (according to Church teaching).
- Human Cloning
- Polygamy, when one husband has mre then one wife at the same time.
- Married men and women having an affair.
They are most divided on:
- Doctor assisted suicide
- Gay or lesbian relations
- Having a baby outside of marriage
Some confusing results. Most people believe that married people having an affair is wrong and that polygamy is wrong, but think that having a baby outside of marriage is OK. I guess this means that married people should not have babies outside of marriage but single people can? Obviously, what is going on here is that people have rationalized issues that are wrong but close to home. For those issues that do not touch them personally, it is easy to declare them immoral.
Any insights out there?