Another day, another poll.
The latest from Angus Reid focuses on how Canadians view morality.
Shachi Kurl is Senior Vice-President with the Angus Reid Institute and she spoke with Jon McComb about what the results revealed.
She says they asked a whole “laundry list” of questions.
“We asked about what I like to call the Ten Commandments-esque issues.”
Such as sex, stealing ,cheating, being a jerk.
As well as issues that are on the legislative agenda such as assisted-suicide, genetic engineering, keeping a gun in the house, and spanking children, to name a few.
One of the key findings from the poll is that 47% Canadians think morality is weakening.
Kurl also says there are huge gaps between what women and men find morally acceptable or not. Especially when it comes to sex.
Listen to full interview with Shachi Kurl:
“You also see a gap in age. As we get older, we tend to see less morality in these things.”
Four segments of Canadian morality
Religious morality is in the minority
“What we’re okay with morally in this country has a lot to do with what we’re okay with in terms of legislation and policy and society.”