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Support for polygamy and human cloning is at a record high

A Gallup poll released Monday found that the portion of Americans who support suicide, human cloning, and polygamy are at record highs.

Nineteen percent of the poll's respondents said that suicide is "morally acceptable," and 16 percent said the same for polygamy. Fifteen percent of respondents, meanwhile, thought human cloning was morally acceptable.

But even though Americans' views have changed on polygamy, cloning, and suicide, extramarital affairs still don't have much support. Only eight percent of respondents said extramarital affairs were morally acceptable. Millennials were the most likely age group to support the historically taboo issues, but even among those aged 18 to 29, only 10 percent of respondents thought extramarital affairs were morally acceptable.

Gallup notes that the poll shows "evidence of changing moral judgments" in America. The poll, which surveyed 1,024 U.S. adults via phone from May 6 to 10, has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.