Conservatives: morals are slipping

Moral values are declining, citizens say

An overwhelming majority of Americans (72 percent) think that the moral values of U.S. citizens are on the decline, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday (June 2). In every year since 2002, a majority of respondents have said the country’s morals are deteriorating. The outlook has improved slightly from a year ago, when 74 percent believed values were “getting worse.” The height of pessimism (82 percent) came in 2007, during the peak of disagreement over the Iraq War, when liberals’ views took a drastic negative turn. Generally, conservatives are much more negative (81 percent this year) than liberals (58 percent).