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The number of non-religious Americans who accept polygamy as 'morally acceptable' is increasing

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Gallup’s latest findings revealed more Americans have progressively become more accepting of polygamy. The study surveyed 1,011 adults ages 18 and older and found 17 percent find polygamy morally acceptable, a steady two percent rise since 2016. The changing attitudes seem to coincide with TLC’s “Sister Wives” which features a practicing polygamist family in Utah.

The group most accepting of polygamy happened to be non-religious Americans when compared to Catholics, Protestants, and Mormons who were less supportive of polygamy.

“Every time you have a show that normalizes something, that does tend to help acceptance, right?” said Pat Gray.

“And there are arguments that if you put somebody -- no matter how distasteful -- on television for a long period of time, they can rise to prominence,” said Stu Burguiere.

“Uh, what? Do you have an example in mind?” said Pat jokingly.

Today on “Pat & Stu” the guys discussed what role religion plays in our attitudes towards marriage and relationships and the sudden cultural shift towards the growing acceptance.

To see more from Pat & Stu, visit their channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pat & Stu” with Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 5–7 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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