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Monday, June 20, 2016

Americans Remain Pessimistic About State of Moral Values

by Justin McCarthy
Gallup: Social Issues
MAY 25, 2016

Story Highlights
  • Majority continues to say state of morals getting worse
  • Americans most likely to describe morals in U.S. as "poor"
  • Republicans, GOP leaners most negative on state of morals
Americans remain far more likely to say the state of moral values in the U.S. is getting worse (73%) than to say it is getting better (20%). Over a 15-year trend, solid majorities have consistently viewed the direction of the country's values negatively, ranging from 67% in 2002 and 2003 to 82% in 2007.