The Ten Commandments In Today’s Society

Ten utterances changed the ancient world. Are they relevant today?

The number of people who worry that they spend too much time on their phone has tripled in recent years, according to a new Deseret News poll. One solution is observing a digital Sabbath, and experts say you can start slowly.
How targeted ads are making it harder for people to keep the tenth commandment, “Thou shalt not covet.”
On the whole, the vast network of connected devices seems a success for billions of human beings. But its blemishes are getting harder to ignore.
It’s almost impossible to completely prevent companies from tracking your behavior as you surf the web, but here are several steps you can take to keep your personal information private and stop marketers from profiling and targeting you with ads.
With a majority of Republicans willing to vote for a lying president, it would seem “Dennis Rodman relativism” is alive and well.
Americans are more likely than the British to say each of the Ten Commandments are important today, but American millennials stand out for lower levels of support.
The number of Republicans who say they would vote for a presidential candidate who seems willing to lie to cover up the truth has more than quadrupled since 2015.
At least half of Americans, regardless of their own religious preferences, say each of the Ten Commandments are still important principles to live by, according to a Deseret News poll.
Is it morally OK to embellish a resume? To call in sick when you’re taking a “mental health day”? What about posting old photos on a dating website? See how your thoughts about dishonesty line up with other Americans.
Staying faithful to a spouse for a lifetime is easier when you know more about what causes people to cheat. Smart couples can use these science-backed tips to help build a high-fidelity relationship.
The Deseret News’ annual Ten Today series explores the relevance of the Ten Commandments in modern life. Review survey results with our interactive graphic below.
The Deseret News’ annual Ten Today series explores the relevance of the Ten Commandments in modern life. Review survey results with our interactive graphic below.
A new survey on adultery highlights people’s mixed views of whether certain online behaviors constitute cheating.
Nine in 10 college presidents blame the Internet for a rise in student plagiarism. Why is stealing the words and ideas of others so popular a practice among students today?
What do user-friendly portrayals of God in movies — whether a burning bush, an 11-year-old or the approachable-but-serious Morgan Freeman — say about the society in which they’re created? Is God our “good buddy,” or does he remain on a higher
America is still the richest country in the world, but it’s not one of the happiest. How much is too little? How much is too much?
Studies have shown that religious-based swear words are used nearly as much as the F word on American cable TV. Scholars say this is related to not only an overall decline of religion, but also the rise of streaming media.
Americans will face many issues as their parents age, including what it means to honor a parent’s wishes about the end of life. They will wrestle with which promises to keep and when it is okay — or even necessary — to break one.
Social media envy is driving consumerism in ways never seen before. Fame and fortune have replaced faith and family as the core of the American Dream, according to research by marketing firm JWT.
Keeping the Sabbath isn’t optional, at least not in God’s book. But observing the day of rest prescribed in the 10 Commandments can be difficult for busy families. Families who keep the Sabbath share their tips.
More than half of Americans believe employers should accommodate workers who want to keep a Sabbath.
A new Deseret News survey about the Sabbath explores how modern Americans approach their observance of the holy day.
When a spouse cheats, the betrayed has two choices: Walk away or try to make it work. Experts say there are concrete steps to making it work, and while the odds may be stacked against these couples, the rewards can be great.