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Top 10 Most Controversial Issues in America

The results of a national survey to determine the most controversial issues in the U.S. I found it fascinating, and decided to pull out the top 11 for a list.

The rankings on this list are based on the split between the percentage of people who said something is morally acceptable versus the people who said something is morally wrong. So the closer those two percentages, the more controversial the issue.

So let’s jump right into the most controversial and divisive issue in the country. I’m sure it’s exactly what you think…

THE really startling numbers in the new Gallup poll (H/t Kevin Drum) searching for America’s “most controversial issues” is pretty clearly that more people find polygamy “acceptable” than extramarital affairs.

The second-craziest number is the finding that a solid majority of people find animal cloning “morally wrong”, and another solid majority finds medical testing on animals “morally acceptable”. Cloning a bunny is evil, but pouring mascara in its eyes is apparently okay.blog_gallup_moral_behavior

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