More Americans believe wearing clothing made of animal fur is morally wrong than those who are morally opposed to divorce, gay relations, or sex between an unmarried man and woman, a new Gallup poll shows.
The poll, conducted May 1-13, surveyed 1,028 adults. Among participants, 54% said buying or wearing fur clothing is morally acceptable.
More approved of activities once considered contradictory to Judeo-Christian values: 66% said gay or lesbian relations are morally acceptable, 72% said sex between unmarried heterosexual adults is morally acceptable, and 77% said divorce is morally acceptable.
The five behaviors with the lowest levels of approval as morally acceptable are, according to the poll:
- Married men and women having an affair (9%)
- Cloning humans (12%)
- Suicide (18%)
- Polygamy (20%)
- Cloning animals (34%)
The study also found record low support — 54% — for the death penalty.