Do you consider polygamy morally acceptable or morally wrong?

Americans' moral stance towards polygamy in 2016 This statistic shows the moral stance of Americans regarding polygamy - i.e. when a married person has more than one spouse at a time, in 2016. 14 percent of respondents stated that they think polygamy is morally acceptable, while 1 percent said it depends on the situation.
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Share of respondents
Morally acceptable14%
Morally wrong82%
Depends on the situation1%
Not a moral issue1%
No opinion2%
Share of respondents
Morally acceptable14%
Morally wrong82%
Depends on the situation1%
Not a moral issue1%
No opinion2%
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This statistic shows the moral stance of Americans regarding polygamy - i.e. when a married person has more than one spouse at a time, in 2016. 14 percent of respondents stated that they think polygamy is morally acceptable, while 1 percent said it depends on the situation.
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Release date
June 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
May 4-8, 2016
Number of respondents
1,025 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
The source phrases the questuion as follows: "Next, I'm going to read you a list of issues. Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, for each one, please tell me whether you personally believe that in general it is morally acceptable or morally wrong. How about -- Polygamy, when a married person has more than one spouse at the same time?"

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