Heard on the Hill

Nearly Every American Thinks Birth Control Is OK

Nearly every American — including 82 percent of American Catholics — thinks birth control, and the people who use it, are all right by them.

In a Gallup poll released today, 89 percent of American adults and 90 percent of non-Catholics think using birth control is morally acceptable. Just 8 percent of American adults believe that people who use contraceptives are moral ingrates.

But, don't relax yet, sexually active unmarried American!

Thirty-eight percent of American adults still believe that having sex outside of marriage is immoral, and they are judging you for it.

Twenty-five percent of Americans think you're a bad person for getting a divorce, plus they think you're a bad person if you have relations after your divorce goes through.

And for those people who wear leather, 35 percent of Americans think you're morally reprehensible for that belt, those shoes or that bag you're sporting.

Topics: nationwide