A whopping 72 percent majority of Republicans believe that the United States has “poor moral values,” according to Gallup’s newly released ‘Values and Beliefs’ poll results.
The Gallup poll found that a record-high 50 percent of all Americans say the US has poor moral values, and just 1 percent rated the country’s values as “excellent.”
Gallup reports, “a record-high 50% of Americans rate the overall state of moral values in the U.S. as ‘poor,’ and another 37% say it is ‘only fair.’ Just 1% think the state of moral values is ‘excellent’ and 12% ‘good.’”
“Although negative views of the nation’s moral values have been the norm throughout Gallup’s 20-year trend, the current poor rating is the highest on record by one percentage point,” the report noted.
The pollsters continued, “Republicans’ increasingly negative assessment of the state of moral values is largely responsible for the record-high overall poor rating. At 72%, Republicans’ poor rating of moral values is at its highest point since the inception of the trend and up sharply since Trump left office.”
Among Democrats, 36 percent assessed our moral values as “poor,” 48 percent called them “fair,” and 15 percent said “excellent or good.”
When looking at independents, 44 percent said the nation’s values are poor, 40 percent said only fair, and 16 percent rated them “excellent or good.”
“Not only are Americans feeling grim about the current state of moral values in the nation, but they are also mostly pessimistic about the future on the subject, as 78% say morals are getting worse and just 18% getting better. The latest percentage saying moral values are getting worse is roughly in line with the average of 74% since 2002, but it is well above the past two years’ 67% and 68% readings,” the pollsters noted.
Respondents overwhelmingly cited “consideration for others” as the top moral dilemma facing the nation. Other issues included racism, lack of faith or religion, sense of entitlement, lack of family structure, abortion, and media.