Six out of ten Americans reject the idea that “human life is sacred”
Around six in ten Americans do not believe that human life is inherently “sacred,” though more than two-thirds believe human beings are “basically good,” new data suggests. The recently launched Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University released a report on Tuesday examining how Americans value human life.
Data for the report came from a survey conducted in January of 2,000 adult respondents in the United States, 1,000 of whom were contacted by telephone and 1,000 reached by online questionnaires. The data has a margin of error of two percentage points.
Among other respondent groups, 46 percent of Pentecostals, 45 per cent of mainline Protestants, and 43 percent of Roman Catholics agreed that human life is sacred
Among other respondent groups, 46 percent of Pentecostals, 45 percent of mainline Protestants, and 43 percent of Roman Catholics agreed that human life is sacred.
Meanwhile, twelve percent of respondents said they believe people are only “material substance – biological machines.” Another twelve per cent said that believe humans are “part of the mind of the universe.”