Americans' moral stance towards having a baby out of wedlock 2018

This statistic shows the moral stance of Americans having a baby out of wedlock as of 2018. During the survey, 65 percent of respondents stated they consider having a baby outside of marriage morally acceptable, while 32 percent stated it was morally wrong.

Do you think having a baby outside of marriage is morally acceptable or morally wrong?

Share of respondents
Morally acceptable65%
Morally wrong32%
Depends2%
No opinion2%
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Source

Release date

July 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 1-10, 2018

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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