11% Believe It Is Immoral to Have Children in Today’s World

Given the state of today’s world, 11% of voters believe it is immoral to have children. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 76% disagree and 13% are not sure.

Among voters under 35, 20% currently say having children is immoral. Among senior citizens, just 3% agree (see crosstab results).

Four percent (4%) believe having children is immoral because of the nation’s moral decay; 3% cite the state of the economy; 2% say it’s immoral because of global warming; and 1% blame the political climate or AI/robotics.

Ten percent (10%) of all voters  believe most people who have children regret their decision to become parents. However, 88% believe that most people who have children consider their children to be among the best parts of their life.

Data from another survey found that:

  • 11% believe eating meat is immoral
  • 12% say that driving an SUV is immoral
  • 20% think it is immoral to own a gun
  • 20% consider it immoral to call for limits on government
  • 36% say it’s immoral to have a child out of wedlock
  • 76% believe inflating your credentials on a resume is immoral
  • 78% say cyber-stalking your ex- on social media is immoral
  • 82% think it’s immoral to lie on your taxes
  • 89% consider it immoral to cheat on your spouse or significant other

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The national survey of 1,005 Registered Voters was conducted March 30-31, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

The additional survey referenced was conducted March 23-24, 2019. ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX interviewed 1,000 Registered Voters for that survey (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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