New research from the Cultural Research Center: “only 39 percent of Americans today view human life as ‘sacred’”
“More than one-in-three adults (37 percent) say ‘life is what you make it, but it has no absolute value,’ while a little more than one-in-ten say ‘life does not attain its full value until we reach our highest point of evolution and expression.’ Another one out of ten adults admitted they did not know how to appraise the value of human life.” - TGC
There’s a lot of ambiguity in the word “value.” The study may reflect the difficulty Americans have in understanding “value” more than it reflects anything else. But that difficulty is itself significant… though sadly unsurprising.
Views expressed are always my own and not my employer's, my church's, my family's, my neighbors', or my pets'. The house plants have authorized me to speak for them, however, and they always agree with me.