Pew Research – Global Views on Morality

The Pew Research Center’s 2013 Global Attitudes survey asked 40,117 respondents in 40 countries what they thought about eight topics often discussed as moral issues: extramarital affairs, gambling, homosexuality, abortion, premarital sex, alcohol consumption, divorce, and the use of contraceptives.1 For each issue, respondents were asked whether this is morally acceptable, morally unacceptable, or not a moral issue. The chart below displays the median responses for each question across the 40 countries.

Median percentages of each issue based on 40 countries

  • Unacceptable
  • Acceptable
  • Not a moral issue
Extramarital Affairs
78%
7%
10%
Gambling
62
11
19
Homosexuality
59
20
13
Abortion
56
15
12
Premarital Sex
46
24
16
Alcohol Use
42
22
24
Divorce
24
36
22
Contraception Use
14
54
21

Click on an issue to see how each of the 40 countries responded

(Source, Pew Research Global)

 

 

 

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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