Beinart's innate decency and humanity were, for whatever reason, deeply touched by this highly affecting scene.
That is, are human beings the product of innate features endowed at birth (nature)?
Now, 42 percent believe that it is innate and 37 percent hold that it is environmental—hardly a massive shift in popular opinion.
innate in·nate (ĭ-nāt', ĭn'āt')
Possessed at birth; inborn.