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Virtues and Vices Gallup Poll

Which do you agree with? 

This is from a follow up article on the Huckabee single mothers comments. 

See the full Gallup list for the ranking of virtues and vices.

Percent who say each is morally acceptable or morally wrong:

Gallup poll, May 3-6, 2010

 

Morally acceptable

Morally wrong

Divorce 

69

23

The death penalty 

65

26

Gambling 

61

34

Buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur

60

35

Medical research using stem cells obtained from human embryos

59

32

Medical testing on animals *

59

34

Sex between an unmarried man and women

59

38

Having a baby outside marriage

54

40

Gay or lesbian relations

52

43

Doctor assisted suicide

46

46

Abortion **

38

50

Cloning animals

31

63

Suicide

15

77

Cloning humans

9

88

Polygamy, when one husband has more than one wife at the same time *

7

90

Married men and women having an affair

6

92

Article: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/behind-the-numbers/2011/03/huckabee_portman_and_the_moral.html

 

EDITED to include my views/opinions. 

RED means I disagree (morally wrong, to use their words).
BLUE means I'm okay with it. 
BLACK means I'm neutral.  

*If they are testing medications for use ON animals, I'm okay with it. I don't believe in animal testing for HUMAN products (beauty products) and medications. Use the people on death row for testing.  

**I'm pro-choice but I would like to see the number of abortions decrease. 

 *As long as all parties agree, who cares how many are married to each other. It does not affect my marriage at all. 

 
SpiritedWitch

Asked by SpiritedWitch at 8:52 AM on Mar. 5, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (8)
  • The best investment I have had (performance) is in something called Vice Fund, it is invested in booze, gambling, defense, tobacco, etc. So people may think vices are wrong but somebody is spending money on them, lol.

    emptynstr

    Answer by emptynstr at 10:48 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • So, how does this translate into how you view the direction of the country? I would love to see a correlation between answers on this and your political views.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:21 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • I dont take any poll seriously. I had friends who worked for a company that did polls for various pollsters. I know how they do it.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 9:28 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • The only two I don't find morally acceptable on that list is, married men and woman having an affair and wearing fur.

    ***

    You have no problem with cloning humans?! Wow.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:37 AM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • GemGem ... I don't really believe polls either b/c they are just data and statistics to be manipulated into saying whatever they want it to say. I just thought it would make for interesting conversation.
    SpiritedWitch

    Comment by SpiritedWitch (original poster) at 9:55 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • The only two I don't find morally acceptable on that list is, married men and woman having an affair and wearing fur. The rest are morally acceptable to me. [mommom2000]

    You have a problem with people WEARING FUR but NO problem with medical testing on animals??? WTH??? 


    No fur but animal torture is okay? Wow. 

    SpiritedWitch

    Comment by SpiritedWitch (original poster) at 10:49 AM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • The only two I don't find morally acceptable on that list is, married men and woman having an affair and wearing fur. The rest are morally acceptable to me.

    mommom2000

    Answer by mommom2000 at 10:57 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • WHat's the point? thinking its morally unacceptable and actually FOLLOWING your own values doesnt always translate


    59% said its morally unacceptable to have unmarried sex


    How many of that 59% had sex outside marriage?? I'm guessing a LARGE %


    When the poll was given, what is the AGE range of participants??

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:44 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

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