More Americans Are OK With Porn, Divorce, and Sex Than Ever Before, Surveys Find

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(But still divided when it comes to abortion.)

Times are changing, and if you don't think so, Gallup is here to prove Americans are down for sex, porn, and divorce, now more than ever. 

As much as it seems that the conservative voice is louder than ever before and threatening to reverse many of the changes that liberals have fought for the facts show that same-sex marriage and other current social causes may not be as threatened as one would think.

A recent Gallup poll surveyed 1,100 American adults about their point of view on 19 moral issues and the findings might surprise you.

It appears that certain stigmas in the area of lifestyle choice aren't as taboo as they seem — at least not as much as before.

More Americans are OK with premarital sex. And evangelical Christians — who are also Millennials — hold liberal views more now than ever before.

 

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When it comes to birth control and other controversial topics related to family planning such as premarital sex, the number of individuals who considered it okay was astounding.

But birth control wasn't the only area that saw an increase in favorability. Divorce and pornography are also viewed as morally acceptable by more than half of adults included within the poll.

Changes were greatest in the following areas:

  • Over 91 percent of adults surveyed felt that birth control was morally acceptable. 
  • 73 percent surveyed believed divorce to be acceptable. In 2001, only 59 percent felt that way.
  • Moral acceptability for premarital sex also increased to 69 percent (No, that number is not a typo... coincidence? We think not!)

Here is the Gallup poll showing the results for each of the questions asked by recipients. 

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According to Gallup, "The percentages of U.S. adults who believe birth control, divorce, sex between unmarried people, gay or lesbian relations, having a baby outside of marriage, doctor-assisted suicide, pornography, and polygamy are morally acceptable practices have tied record highs or set new ones this year. At the same time, record lows say the death penalty and medical testing on animals are morally acceptable."

 

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The last Gallup poll took place in 2001 and was the first year that participants were asked to share their moral codes.

It's interesting to see the areas where values have increased, but what's really interesting is that animal fur and animal testing dropped by 3 points in being an acceptable practice.  

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Abortion drove more conservatives to the polls this past year than when the last Gallup poll took place. It was one of the most heated debate topics during the election campaign along with LGBT rights. 

So what could contribute to this change?

According to Jeffrey M. Jones of the Gallup study, as more younger, liberal-minded people replace older conservative generations, there will be a change in what's considered right and wrong. 

Gallup isn't the only one with a survey that shows changes in mindset when it comes to accepting premarital sex, divorce, and pornography viewing. 

Pew Research came out with their poll in May 2017, stating that younger conservatives are much more liberal in their thinking than older conservatives. 

Pew Research

Millennials surveyed supported same-sex marriage more than older conservative evangelical Christians.

Some researchers claim that it's because American society is becoming less religious, believing in the biblical worldview less as it pertains to sex, birth control rights, and what it means to be a family.

But interestingly enough, most still observe their Christian traditions more now than ever before. 

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