Mini Poll: Are You Standing On A Moral Plane?


How do you rate the overall state of moral values in this country today?


Excellent:
 2%
Good:
 20%
Only fair:
 56%
Poor:
 22%

 


Do you think the overall state of moral values in this country is getting better or getting worse?


Getting better:
 14%
Getting worse:
 86%

 


Compared to the rest of the country, how do you rate the overall state of moral values in the St. Louis region today?


St. Louis is on a higher moral plane than most other places:
 16%
St. Louis is about the same as most other places:
 71%
St. Louis is on a lower moral plane than most other places:
 12%

 


Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, do you think the following things are generally morally acceptable or generally not:


Death penalty

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 46%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 54%

Life in prison without possibility of parole

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 95%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 5%

Cloning animals

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 54%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 46%

Cloning human organs

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 69%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 31%

Skipping church

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 80%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 20%

Daydreaming through the church service

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 82%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 18%

Smoking tobacco

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 64%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 36%

Smoking marijuana

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 58%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 42%

Buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 62%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 38%

Buying and wearing clothing made by workers in low-wage countries

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 48%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 52%

Paying less in income taxes than you owe

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 15%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 85%

Paying less in property taxes than you owe

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 15%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 85%

Cheering for the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 45%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 55%

Cheering for the Arizona Cardinals over the St. Louis Rams

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 50%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 50%

Speeding in a school zone

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 9%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 91%

Speeding on a highway

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 54%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 46%

Pirating a Wi-Fi signal from your neighbor

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 30%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 70%

Splitting a cable or satellite signal among several televisions in your home

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 51%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 49%

Not voting

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 39%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 61%

Making up an excuse to get an absentee ballot

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 44%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 56%

Pretending to be a much younger person in an Internet chat room or forum

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 17%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 83%

Pretending to be a much slimmer person in an Internet chat room or forum

GENERALLY MORALLY ACCEPTABLE:
 35%
GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE:
 65%

 


When it comes to social and moral issues facing the country, do you think that the federal government should generally be more active or less active?


More active:
 29%
Less active:
 71%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.