A new study has found that regardless of whether one is religiously affiliated or not, the Ten Commandments are still highly regarded as a code for moral living.
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In a 2018 national study on “Honesty in the Digital Age in the U.S.” released on Wednesday found that more than 90 percent of respondents said that the commandments about murder, stealing, and lying are important principles to live by. In comparison, only 49 percent of respondents said that it was necessary to “keep the Sabbath Day holy.”
The study, produced by Deseret News and conducted online via YouGov, also offered a comparison to 2017 responses from the United Kingdom and found that while at least half of Americans think it is still important to live each of the Ten Commandments, only six of the ten are seen as still important in the U.K.
Across the board, each individual commandment received higher support among female respondents than males, with the prohibitions on stealing, murder, and adultery receiving the highest support.
While Evangelical Protestants polled the highest in terms of offering the most support for the Ten Commandments-with Mormons coming in a close second -U.S. Catholics were on par with the national average, ranking slightly above the national average on several specific commandments, including support for honoring the Sabbath day and the commandment not to have false idols.
Among Catholics, however, remembering to keep the Sabbath Day Holy – commonly known as “Sunday obligation” – received the lowest support among the Ten Commandments, with only 59 percent of respondents saying that it is important.
By contrast, 95 percent of Catholics responded that it was wrong to steal, 94 percent of Catholics said it was wrong to commit murder, and 90 percent of Catholics said it was important to heed the commandment to honor one’s father and mother.
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