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Opinion polls on torture, moral behavior, and other recent statistics.
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28%

American evangelicals who say torture is never justified.

25%

Secular Americans who agree.

26%

American Catholics who agree.

29%

All Americans who agree.


92%

Evangelicals who believe that not reporting all income on your taxes is morally wrong.

79%

All Americans who agree.



82%

Evangelicals who believe that drinking alcohol excessively is morally wrong.

61%

All Americans who agree.



75%

Evangelicals who believe that homosexual behavior is morally wrong.

50%

All Americans who agree.



73%

Evangelicals who believe that having an abortion is morally wrong.

52%

All Americans who agree.



68%

Evangelicals who believe that smoking marijuana is morally wrong.

50%

All Americans who agree.



60%

Evangelicals who believe that sex between unmarried adults is morally wrong.

35%

All Americans who agree.



58%

Evangelicals who believe that telling a lie to spare someone's feelings is morally wrong.

43%

All Americans who agree.



57%

Evangelicals who believe that gambling is morally wrong.

35%

All Americans who agree.



46%

Evangelicals who believe that overeating is morally wrong.

32%

All Americans who agree.


2

Americans who leave Catholic churches for every one who joins.

3

Americans who join evangelical churches for every one who leaves.

Sources: Pew Research Center for The People & The Press, Religion News Service




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See our earlier Go Figure postings from April 2007, March 2007, February 2007, January 2007, December 2006, November 2006, October 2006, and earlier issues.

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