The 12 Things Nearly All Americans Agree On
Surveys show most of us believe in God, are OK with birth control
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 13, 2013 11:47 AM CDT
Patriotism: Something most of us can get behind.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(Newser) – What can nine out of 10 Americans agree on? Survey says: not much. That's partly because the big polls such as Pew, Gallup, and the General Social Survey are designed to explore differences, not to document what unites the United States. Still, a few questions discover 90% agreement, or close to it. Americans nearly all:

  • believe in God.
  • are very patriotic.
  • consider preventing terrorism a very important foreign policy goal.
  • admire those who get rich by working hard.
  • think society should ensure everyone has equal opportunity to succeed.
  • think it's important to get more than a high school education.
  • favor teaching sex education in public schools.
  • find birth control morally acceptable.
  • believe cloning humans would be morally wrong.
  • believe it's wrong for married people to have affairs.
  • are interested in keeping up with national affairs.
  • believe it's their duty to always vote.

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BenDunn
May 14, 2013 10:10 AM CDT
admire those who get rich by working hard. I cal BS on this THE left and its attack dogs the OWS crowd , DO NOT RESPECT HARD WORK THEY EXPECT TO TAKE OTHERS HARD EARNED WEALTH AND REDISTRIBUTE IT TO THE WELFARE BREEDERS AND ILLEGALS!!
MisterPlinkett
May 13, 2013 11:25 PM CDT
Liberals do NOT respect people who get rich by working hard. They respect rich democrats that sell them propaganda and constantly lie, manipulate, and glad hand their way to the top. eg, Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, both Clintons, etc...
Satman
May 13, 2013 10:56 PM CDT
So according to this survey the current leadership of our nation falls into the 10 % .The sad part is that nobody will read this as our current propaganda machine I mean the "free" press will never report this to the population that is led down the path that we our on . Creating the worlds largest welfare entitlement country allowing for the 10 percent to control the 90 percent. Just think about this please before thinking this is just another rant. God Bless the citizens of the United States please try to inform the residents as we are now a select few and I am sure you know who you are. If you don't understand this last comment you are one of the residents and good luck to you as you wait for someone to give you your next handout.