Gallup: Majority of Democrats approve of porn, teenage sex

A newly released Gallup poll reveals that 43 percent of adults respondents to a national survey believe that pornography is morally acceptable. This is an all-time high according to Gallup.

Gallup noted that this year’s results are “a seven-percentage-point increase from last year and the highest level since Gallup first began measuring moral perceptions of pornography in 2011.”

When the poll begam in 2011, 30 percent of respondents said pornography was morally acceptable. By 2016, the number rose to 34 percent. But by 2018, it’s now 43 percent– a nearly one third increase in two years.

Among Democrats, 53 percent state that pornography is morally acceptable, a spike from the previous year’s 42 percent approval rating. Among Republicans, only 27 percent replied that it was morally acceptable. Still, that’s an increase of 11 points from 2016 when only 16 percent of Republicans replied that pornography was morally acceptable.

The approval of porn also represents a trend about moral perceptions about sex. “From 2011 onward, notable shifts in opinion are apparent for actions such as doctor-assisted suicide, gay/lesbian relations, sex between unmarried people and having a baby out of wedlock,” Gallup states.

A similar percentage– the highest approval numbers ever received– reveals that more Americans believe that teenage sex, pre-marital sex, and other sex acts are morally acceptable. Gallup added, “From 2011 to 2017, the percentage of Americans who find pornography morally acceptable rose by six points, whereas Americans’ opinions on those other issues changed by an average of nine points.”

A rise in the number of respondents who affirm that pre-marital sex is morally acceptable among teenagers reached 42 percent. It stated: “the percentage who find it acceptable has grown by 10 percentage points since Gallup first polled on the question in 2013, including a six-point increase in the past year.”

Fifty-four percent of respondents said that teenage sex was morally unacceptable, down from 64 percent in 2014. The same year only 30 percent said it was morally acceptable. Within four years that number increased by more than one third.

Unfortunately, these responses reveal a sickness in American society proven by health professionals and addressed by advocacy organizations. Addiction to pornography creates significant health problems, and disintegrates interpersonal relationships. So far, five states have named pornography as a public health crisis. The New York Times has also pointed out how the sex industry has created a plethora of unhealthy outcomes.

Here are several organizations dedicated to raising awareness about the harmful effects of pornography.

Fight the New Drug

Covenant Eyes

End Sexual Exploitation

For Your Marriage

https://www.facebook.com/The-Fight-Against-Pornography-193278684028977/

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