Here are selected findings from a survey of 1,001 adults residents of the United States conducted Jan. 30 through Feb. 10 at the Scripps Survey Research Center at Ohio University.

Here are several moral issues that affect our country. Please tell whether you feel each is very important, somewhat important or not important as a moral issue for our country. So when I say divorce, is this a very important moral issue for America, somewhat important or not an important moral issue?

Very Important …………. 40

Somewhat Important ……… 38

Not Important ………….. 21

Don’t Know ……………… 1

How about hunger, is this very important, somewhat important or not important as a moral issue for our country?

Very Important …………. 71

Somewhat Important ……… 20

Not Important …………… 8

Don’t Know ……………… 1

How about abortion? Is abortion very important, somewhat important or not important?

Very Important …………. 51

Somewhat Important ……… 28

Not Important ………….. 19

Don’t Know ……………… 2

How about spouse abuse?

Very Important …………. 77

Somewhat Important ……… 18

Not Important …………… 4

Don’t Know ……………… 1

How about child abuse?

Very Important …………. 89

Somewhat Important ………. 8

Not Important …………… 2

Don’t Know ……………… 1

How about gambling?

Very Important …………. 18

Somewhat Important ……… 35

Not Important ………….. 45

Don’t Know ……………… 2

How about pornography?

Very Important …………. 45

Somewhat Important ……… 27

Not Important ………….. 26

Don’t Know ……………… 1

How about homosexuality?

Very Important …………. 31

Somewhat Important ……… 26

Not Important ………….. 41

Don’t Know ……………… 2

How about same sex marriage?

Very Important …………. 38

Somewhat Important ……… 21

Not Important ………….. 38

Don’t Know ……………… 3

How about greed in America?

Very Important …………. 44

Somewhat Important ……… 35

Not Important ………….. 19

Don’t Know ……………… 2

How about America’s decision to start a war with Iraq?

Very Important …………. 68

Somewhat Important ……… 20

Not Important …………… 8

Don’t Know ……………… 4

How about America’s treatment of prisoners in Iraq?

Very Important …………. 57

Somewhat Important ……… 26

Not Important ………….. 13

Don’t Know ……………… 4

How about America’s post-war occupation of Iraq?

Very Important …………. 59

Somewhat Important ……… 27

Not Important …………… 8

Don’t Know ……………… 6

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