A new Gallup Poll shows that 67% of Americans consider gambling as morally acceptable


Posted on the 12th of June 2016

A new Gallup Poll shows that 67% of Americans consider gambling as morally acceptable

A Gallup Poll is basically “an assessment of public opinion by the questioning of a statistically representative sample”. A new Gallup Poll conducted between the 4th and 8th of May 2016, discovered that 67% of Americans consider gambling to be largely acceptable. The majority of Americans also believe that divorce, sex between an unmarried man and woman, having a baby outside of marriage, gay or lesbian relations, and the death penalty are morally acceptable. Some of the things that most Americans consider highly unacceptable include; sex between teenagers, pornography, cloning animals, suicide, polygamy, cloning humans, and married men and women having an affair.

Moral Acceptability Gallup Poll – 2016

Regardless of whether you think it should be legal, for each one, please tell me whether you personally believe that it is morally acceptable or morally wrong.

Highly acceptable
Birth control 89%

Largely acceptable
Divorce 72%
Sex between an unmarried man and woman 67%
Gambling 67%
Having a baby outside of marriage 62%
Medical research using stem cells obtained from human embryos 60%
Gay or lesbian relations 60%
The death penalty 59%
Buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur 59%

Contentious
Medical testing on animals 53%
Doctor-assisted suicide 53%
Abortion 43%

Largely unacceptable
Sex between teenagers 37%
Pornography 34%
Cloning animals 34%

Highly unacceptable
Suicide 18%
Polygamy 14%
Cloning humans 13%
Married men and women having an affair 10%

Gallup, May 4-8, 2016

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