A large majority of Americans say moral values are on the decline in the United States, according to a new Gallup poll.
In the poll, taken in early May, 72 percent of respondents said that “the state of moral values” in America is “getting worse.” Only 22 percent said it is “getting better.”
Also, 45 percent say morals in the United States are “poor,” 34 percent say they are “only fair,” and just 19 percent say they are “excellent” or “good.”
Social conservatives were most likely to say that morals have declined at 81 percent, but 76 percent of social moderates and 58 percent of social liberals also said morals had declined.
The poll included 1,024 voting-age adults in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.