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The Emergence of a New Moral Code in America

1 September 2008

image The Barna Group, has taken a new survey that suggests that a new moral code might be emerging in America.  They suggested eight moral behaviors with moral overtones and ask 1003 adults whether or not they had engaged in the behavior(s) over the past week.  The results were very interesting. 

The Barna Group concludes with these statements:

"We are witnessing the development and acceptance of a new moral code in America," said survey director George Barna, a researcher and an author who has been surveying national trends in faith and morality for more than a quarter-century. He said adults 18 to 24 "have had little exposure to traditional moral teaching and limited accountability for such behavior."

The moral code began to disintegrate when the generation before them [adults between 25 and 43] pushed the limits that had been challenged by their parents—the Baby Boomers. The result is that without much fanfare or visible leadership, the U.S. has created a moral system based on convenience, feelings and selfishness."

Find the entire Chicago Trib article here.

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