Hamilton College teamed up with Zogby Polling Company in order to conduct a new public opinion survey of high school seniors from across the country on abortion, gun rights and homosexuality.
According to the poll, the majority of students believe that abortion is wrong, and they would support limitations to its legality. Furthermore, 70% of the females stated that if pregnant, they would not abort the child.
The full report of the poll reveals more specific information, but I would like to comment on the sadness of the inconsistency in morality seen in this poll. These seniors, while recognizing the inappropriateness of abortion, are more tolerant of deviant sexual behaviors, namely homosexuality. The majority of these seniors say they would support giving legal recognition to their unions. This is very sad; while the pro-life movement is trying hard to save the lives of unborn babies, somehow the entire philosophy of our message, a message of hope, honor and love, has been lost. We are loosing the souls of teenagers in regards to homosexuality while winning their hearts to the pro-life message.
I also found it peculiar that together with these two issues, they also polled on opinion on gun control rights. These three things were lumped together in one poll because they are all "hot button" issues. I follow the news fairly well, and I have not see controversy surrounding bearing arms lately. Furthermore, there actually is a constitutional amendment that protects the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, where there is not a constitutional right allows homosexual unions or abortion.