If you’ve taken a brief glance at society lately, chances are you’ve come away with the impression that morality is on the wane. Apparently, a good chunk of Americans would agree with you.
According to a new survey released by LifeWay Research, fully 8 in 10 Americans are concerned “about declining moral behavior in our nation.” But when it comes to the issue of how one determines what is right and wrong, there is far less agreement. In fact, as the chart below shows, a majority of young people now say that standards of right and wrong are changeable:
As LifeWay executive director Scott McConnell goes on to report, the gap between ages is a product of changing times:
Read more“Older Americans grew up at time when ideas about morality were more stable, he says. That’s no longer true for younger Americans.”