ADVERTISING
 
Wednesday, June 19   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
30 years of internet...
Will digital natives and the "Gen Z" use new technologies with a better ethical/values reflection than the previous generation?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Pew research
 

Study: Extramarital affairs ‘unacceptable’, divorce widely ‘accepted’

France and the Czech Republic stand out as countries where extramarital affairs, abortion and homosexuality are largely accepted. 

AUTHOR Evangelical Focus WASHINGTON D.C. 18 AUGUST 2015 17:45 h GMT+1
passengers, station, woman, man Passengers in a metro station. / Elvin (Flickr, CC)

A study in 40 countries (ten of them, in Europe) showed that contraception use and divorce are widely accepted in most societies, whereas a majority thinks extramarital affairs and gambling are “morally unacceptable.”



The study was carried out by Pew Research in 2013 and 2014, and included European countries Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Poland, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia and Turkey.



“A median of 78% across 40 nations said married people having an affair was morally unacceptable, with only 7% saying it was morally acceptable”, the study finds.  The exception was France, where 40% said having extramarital affairs was not a moral issue. Germany, Italy and Spain where also more open to these kind of relationships than the median.



Four out of ten worlwide see divorce as acceptable. Chile and Brazil lead the list, and European countries like Germany (58%) and Spain (57%) think divorcing is “morally acceptable”. 52% of the French population thinks it is “not a moral issue”.



 



Morality across 40 countries. / Pew



Asked about gambling, 62% of all respondants thought it was not appropriate. Most people in France (56%), Spain (51%), Italy (48%), United Kingdom (41%) responded saying it was “not a moral issue”. In Japan, more than 3 in 10 thought gambling is a morally acceptable activity.



European countries were on the top of the list again when asked about homosexuality. The Czech Republic (56%), Spain (55%) and Germany (51%) are the countries in which more people saw this sexual expression as “morally acceptable”.



On the other hand, 7 out of all 40 countries had more than 90% of population saying homosexuality was “morally unacceptable”, with Ghana, Jordan and Egypt leading this section, and Russia exceeding 70%.



Abortion is widely accepted in the Czech Republic, where 47% of population see it as acceptable, and only 18% are against the practice. Germany (43%), France (38%) and Spain (35%) also find it morally acceptable. The median acceptance of abortion worldwide is much lower: 15%.



The use of contraceptives is seen differently. Latin American countries like Venezuela, Brazil and Chile top this list with European countries like the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Russia, Italy and France showing more than 50% of acceptance. Countries like Turkey (21%) and Poland  (17%) have a significant amount of population describing it as “morally unacceptable.”



Finally, the study asked about the use of alcohol: 24% think it is “not a moral issue.” Seven out of the 10 European countries think it has no moral implications, and only Turkey (69%) and Russia (44%) have a majority that sthinks drinking is “morally unacceptable.”



See the study's full results, by countries, here


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Study: Extramarital affairs ‘unacceptable’, divorce widely ‘accepted’
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference

Images of the fifth EFN gathering. Experts, activists, counsellors and church leaders met in Pescara, Italy.

 
Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference

Evangelical leaders from across Europe meet in Wisla (Poland) to network for mission in a range of fields. The vision is to renew the biblical church and evangelise Europe.

 
AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals

After many years of labour, the Association of Evangelicals in Africa officially opened its new centre in Nairobi, Kenya. “Africa, your time has come!”, said the World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero.

 
‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’ ‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’

Photos of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance’s annual gathering “Idea 2019”, in Murcia. Politicians and church leaders discussed about the role of minorities in society.

 
VIDEO Video
 
Mercy Ships volunteers perform 100,000th free surgical procedure Mercy Ships volunteers perform 100,000th free surgical procedure

The milestone represents an important point in the nonprofit’s 40-year legacy.

 
What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context? What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context?

Espen Ottosen talks about the truths Christians should share with people who have little knowledge and/or many prejudices about Christian belief.  

 
A 50-metre high monument will encourage Britons to pray A 50-metre high monument will encourage Britons to pray

Thousands of visitors will have the chance to discover “the God who is alive who listens and answers prayers”.

 
John Lennox on Acts John Lennox on Acts

Professor John Lennox  examines the three supernatural events in the first three chapters of Acts: Jesus' ascension, the Holy Spirit's descent at Pentecost, and the healing of a lame man by the Apostles.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.