While the majority of Americans believe that the country’s morality is poor and lacking, the gap between those looking for the moral high ground and those who believe we are already morally good is closing.
A Thursday Gallup poll shows the number of Americans who believe the overall state of moral values in the U.S. is poor has dropped seven percentage points to 38 percent. Meanwhile, the number of those who believe the country’s morality is excellent or good has risen eight percentage points to 23 percent.
Fewer Americans also believe the country’s moral values are getting worse. Sixty-nine percent, down from 76 percent in 2010, say the state of moral values is worsening, while 22 percent, up from 14 percent, believe it’s getting better.
But just by looking at the media, it’s not apparent why more Americans have a positive outlook on U.S. morality today.
“If you look at our popular entertainment, you have a situation where Americans are essentially bombarded immoral or amoral messages,” said Matt Philbin, the Culture and Media Institute’s managing editor and editorial director.Continue Reading on www.christianpost.com