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Moral Issues

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About one in 10 LGBT adults in the U.S. are married to a same-sex spouse, and a slightly smaller proportion have a same-sex domestic partner.

Gallup finds 5.6% of U.S. adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, with the majority of them saying they are bisexual.

Twenty-nine percent of U.S. adults say it is very important for a couple who has a child together to be married, down from 38% in 2013 and 49% in 2006.

While Pope Francis' comments supporting same sex civil unions were a drastic shift in Catholic church guidance, U.S. Catholics have supported gay marriage for about a decade.

Most Americans favor abortion being legal to some degree, but there is wide disagreement about the extent.

by Frank Newport

Black Americans have become more liberal on abortion rights, but they remain less so than is the case among Democrats overall.

Americans' views on abortion have been stable over the past year, with the public remaining closely divided on the issue: 48% call themselves "pro-choice," and 46% say they are "pro-life."

by Justin McCarthy

Gallup findings over the past decade reveal that the years from 2010 to 2019 encompassed some revolutionary changes in public opinion.

Fewer than 20% of Americans continue to rate the state of moral values in the U.S. as excellent or good and nearly eight in 10 say they are getting worse.