This latest update on Americans’ views of the moral acceptability of various issues and behaviors is from Gallup’s May 6-10 Values and Beliefs survey. …Gallup has tracked these moral issues in this format since the early 2000s.
Acceptance of divorce and human embryo medical research are also up 12 points each since 2001 and 2002, respectively.
Gallup seems to downplay the 16% of Americans that view polygamy as morally acceptable as “a small minority.” Of course, technically, this characterization is correct, but it overlooks the drastic and dangerous trend toward moral acceptance. Nearly 1 out of 5 people support polygamy! That is no small thing.