UNITED STATES—Gallup has just released the results of its annual values and beliefs poll, and as far as the issue of pornography goes, a majority of the country’s citizens (or at least 66 percent of 1,018 adults) believes it is morally wrong. That does not mean a sizeable percentage of that 66 percent does not watch the stuff, but if they are it’s a safe bet that they’re feeling bad while doing it. Of course, all this talk of sex and porn addiction could be fueling that guilt, but that’s fodder for another poll.
A slightly deeper look at the poll’s results reveals a marked age factor with respect to their acceptance of porn. Among those 55 and older, 19 percent said it was acceptable; among those 35 to 54, the percentage rises to 29, and it rises to 42 percent among 18-to-34-year-olds. Clearly, an acceptance trend is in the making.
There were others “moral” issues run by the thousand plus adults, of course. On the more acceptable side of the scale, "gay or lesbian relations" was seen as morally acceptable by a margin of 56-39 percent, sex between an unmarried man and woman was given the green light by a margin of 60-36 and having a baby out of wedlock was morally permissible by a percentage margin of 54-41.
Flipping the coin, Fifty-one percent of adults believe abortion is morally wrong, while 39 percent say it's morally okay, and by a whopping 91-7 percentage margin, married men and women having an affair was considered morally wrong.
So why, then, is Ashley Madison so damned popular?