The number of people who hold the view that the United States’ moral standards are lax has reached an all-time high.
Only one percent of people in the United States believe that their country has exceptional morals, while more than half of the population believes that the United States has questionable ethical standards.
The findings of a poll that was conducted by Gallup and published this week show that “Americans’ impressions of the state of moral values in the United States are dismal, and their prospects for the future are grim.” A pattern that has been seen over the past 20 years indicates that moral standards have declined during that period; nevertheless, the current state of morality is the lowest it has ever been.
The number of persons who believe that moral standards in the United States are at an all-time high has increased to the point where it is the highest it has ever been since Gallup began asking the question more than twenty years ago. The majority of those who responded to the poll said that the United States has “excellent” moral standards, while only 12% of respondents believed that the country possessed “good” morals.
According to the poll’s summary, the current terrible rating is the highest it has ever been even though Gallup’s 20-year trend has revealed a generally negative judgment of American moral values. Furthermore, the present bad rating is the greatest on record.