Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues

Americans view a much wider range of behaviors as morally acceptable, according to a survey released Tuesday by the polling organization Gallup.

The survey found that in 2015, 63 percent of Americans view homosexual relations as morally acceptable, a 23 percent increase since 2001. Approval for having a baby outside of marriage increased 16 percent in the same time frame.

Issues like divorce and sex outside marriage saw an approval increase of over 12 percent. Other issues that have seen surprising increases in support are polygamy, cloning humans, and doctor-assisted suicides.

Of the 19 moral issues tested, the only ones that saw decreases in acceptability were the death penalty and medical testing on animals.