Is That a Sin?

When Ellison Research asked more than one thousand American adults if they believed in the concept of sin (defined as “something that is almost always considered wrong, particularly from a religious or moral perspective”), 87 percent said yes. What kind of behavior fits in that category? Here’s what America labels as sin:

·  Adultery    81%
·  Racism    74%
·  Using “hard” drugs    65%
·  Having an abortion    56%
·  Homosexual activity    52%
·  Under reporting income on tax returns    52%
·  Using pornography    50%
·  Premarital sex    49%
·  Telling a “little white lie”    29%
·  Not attending church    18%

Ellison Research, March 11, 2008