Insight Into The American Moral Compass
|Above: Bristol Palin in a PSA for teen pregnancy prevention.
56% of Americans believe that sex between teenagers is morally wrong.
Last month, Gallup came out with some new and interesting polling data. Gallup found that half of Americans prefer to be called pro-choice– despite the fact in the same survey, a 55% majority of Americans said they want abortion to be illegal (19%) or legal in only a few circumstances (36%).
Those results got a lot of attention, and deservedly so. But Gallup didn’t just poll on abortion; they conducted a broader survey on a range of moral issues. Examining abortion in the context of this broader polling yields some even weirder discrepancies. Click to enlarge:
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