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Amoral America? Many in US fear its moral decline – but say right and wrong are relative

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Recent polls suggest most Americans are concerned about the nation’s moral decline.Pexels

Does America care about moral decline?

Recent surveys suggest that most Americans are concerned about moral decline in the country. However, many – particularly in younger generations – do not consider morality to be unchanging.

A study by Lifeway, published this month, found that more than eight in ten of 1000 Americans polled agree with the statement, ‘I am concerned about declining moral behavior in our nation’ while nearly two in ten disagreed.

More than six in ten of those aged 45 or older said that right and wrong were unchanging. In the demographic aged 35 and under, fewer than four in ten agreed.

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LifeWay’s executive director Scott McConnell said of the stats: ‘We are shifting very fast from a world where right and wrong didn’t change to a world where right and wrong

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