Sunday, June 7, 2009

Christian Worldview Survey results

Barna has done another very interesting and important survey concerning changes in Worldview among Christians over the past 13 years

In the survey, Barna gives this definition of a “Biblical worldview”:

“For the purposes of the survey, a “biblical worldview” was defined as believing that absolute moral truth exists; the Bible is totally accurate in all of the principles it teaches; Satan is considered to be a real being or force, not merely symbolic; a person cannot earn their way into Heaven by trying to be good or do good works; Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth; and God is the all-knowing, all-powerful creator of the world who still rules the universe today. In the research, anyone who held all of those beliefs was said to have a biblical worldview.”

Amazingly, the results of the Barna survey revealed that

“...only 9% of all American adults have a biblical worldview... “

“... of ‘born again Christians’ less than one out of every five (19%) had a Biblical Worldview.”

“... one pattern emerged loud and clear: young adults rarely possess a biblical worldview.

“...less than one-half of one percent of adults in the Mosaic generation – i.e., those aged 18 to 23 – have a biblical worldview, compared to about one out of every nine older adults.”

This is all truly astounding and is a key to understanding the seismic shift that has occurred in the morals, ethics, etc. that we see all around us.

To read the most insightful article about this survey