Friday, April 14, 2006

Quick Culture Temperature Check

On this Good Friday, there are some results from a couple of recent polls worth a quick ponder. FRC reports:

Two new polls were just conducted on morality and religion this week that produced some interesting results. The Pew Research Center's "Social Trends" study, designed as a barometer of modern morals, was released here in D.C. Number one on the list of moral wrongs is adultery according to 88 percent of respondents. Only 3 percent think it's acceptable. Of those polled, 79 percent said it was wrong to cheat on your taxes. Drunkenness was disapproved of by 61 percent. Abortion is wrong; say 52 percent, and 50 percent disapprove of homosexual conduct. At first glance the numbers may be disappointing, but remember we've had forty years of a sexual revolution promoted by the media and the popular culture. In spite of their "do your own thing" motto they have not been able to enlist a majority of Americans on their side. Ironically, the birth place of this revolution, college campuses, may be seeing a rebirth of morals and religion. Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP) also released a poll--this one of U.S. college students. Fifty-four percent said they were concerned about the moral direction of the country. Seventy percent of collegians say religion is "somewhat" or "very important" in their lives. Twenty-five percent report having become "more spiritual" since entering college. It's also interesting that 62 percent of young Republicans see religion's influence in America declining, while 54 percent of young Democrats see it as increasing.

3 comments:

Alan Temple said...

The results of these polls are encouraging, especially the "rebirth of morals and religion" on our college campuses. However, I wonder where our nation is headed when pastors and their brothers publicly perform rap. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Alan needs to attend the next PCRT Conference doesn't he....

Anonymous said...

The fact that only 3% think adultery is acceptable is an indicator of how devasted one becomes if they find their spouse cheated and how suicidal they can get. The cheating spouse never seems to realize this and it is truely a suicidal issue to a virgin.

This survey, however, does not reflect the workplace of which I find morals beyond ridiculous. And I am in that workplace...yuck.

A good reason to keep touching base with our Christian friends and our Church.