Wow! These PEW statistics show most Americans reject what is a central moral truth--that sexual relations ought to be lived in a life-long committed relationship of a loving couple. That sexual promiscuity is ALWAYS morally wrong.
So bizarre that even half of U.S. Christians say "casual sex...is sometimes or always acceptable."
What I am convinced of, however, is that moral realism is true--that fidelity and commitment are true for all humans.
But according to PEW not any longer.
"Half of Christians say casual sex – defined in the survey as sex between consenting adults who are not in a committed romantic relationship – is sometimes or always acceptable. Six-in-ten Catholics (62%) take this view, as do 56% of Protestants in the historically Black tradition, 54% of mainline Protestants and 36% of evangelical Protestants."