Doctor-Assisted Suicide is the Issue That Divides Us Most

In these rapidly changing times, it's almost comforting to know that some issues can still divide the country right down the middle. Gallup has conducted its 2011 Values and Beliefs poll, which presented a sample of Americans with 17 controversial issues facing the nation today — everything from "wearing fur" (56% find it morally acceptable vs. 39% thinking it's morally wrong) to "pornography" (30% vs. 66%) to "gay or lesbian relations" (like fur, also 56% vs. 39%) to "cloning humans" (12% vs. 84%). One topic, however, produced the least amount of public consensus, with just 3% separating the moral yays from the moral nays: "doctor-assisted suicide."

The doctor-assisted suicide of your fur-wearing, porn-addicted, gay clone, however, is absolutely morally acceptable, based on the informal poll I just took of myself. [Gallup, photo via Shutterstock]