9 out of 10 people find cheating morally wrong

New York, May 30 (ANI): A recent poll has showed that 91 percent of people find infidelity morally wrong.

Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs survey asked 1,535 American adults about the moral acceptability of 20 behaviors, and having an affair was found to be the very worst.

Surprisingly, a smaller percentage deemed polygamy (83 percent), human cloning (83 percent), and suicide (77 percent) morally wrong, the Huffington Post reported.

Divorce, on the other hand, was determined by most to be morally acceptable, with 68 percent of respondents deeming it so.

Unmarried women having babies, sex between unmarried men and women, and gay and lesbian relationships also saw high percentages of moral acceptability, at 67, 63 and 59 percent, respectively-all up from a decade ago.

Hugo Schwyzer discusses these findings at length in The Atlantic, noting that the prevailing attitude is, "'I'd rather be left than lied to," and that "it's not a stretch to suggest that the reverse would have been true just a few decades ago." (ANI)


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