Americans overwhelmingly believe in the concept of sin whether they are religiously involved or not, according to a new Ellison Research study released Tuesday.
â€śSin,â€ť as defined by the research organization, is â€śsomething that is almost always considered wrong, particularly from a religious or moral perspective.â€ť The study questioned more than 1,000 American adult respondents whether they believe in such a thing as â€śsinâ€ť and then asked them whether 30 different behaviors were sinful.
Out the list of 30 behaviors, adultery was most often described as a sinful behavior by American respondents (81 percent)....
"But perhaps more surprising is the differences in the belief of sin between political divides. Political conservatives (94 percent) believe there is such a thing as sin. The number remains high among moderates (89 percent) but then drops to 77 percent among political liberals."
Hmm, I'm not at all surprised. It'd be interesting to see a chart correlating the sins with the political leanings. I'd like to know what the liberals consider the most and the least sinful.