The Christian Post reports that practice and worldviews continue to fall in the US, with only half of people holding what they describe as a “Biblical worldview”.
As part of an ongoing release of research about the worldviews of Americans, new data show that just over half hold a biblically-informed view of God, a 22% drop from 30 years ago.
Longtime researcher George Barna, whose work is now based at the recently-founded Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, released another installment in his findings that reveal the erosion of the Judeo-Christian worldview in the United States. The new report shows that only 51% of Americans consider God to be “all-powerful, all-knowing, perfect and just creator of the universe who still rules the world today.” In 1991, 73% of Americans believed that to be true.
The latest research from the 12-part American Worldview Inventory also documents that 44% of survey respondents agreed with the idea that when Jesus was on the Earth, in the flesh, He was both fully divine and fully human and therefore committed sins like any other person. Only 41% held the biblical perspective that Christ lived a sinless life and was both fully man and fully God.
“Over half of all adults—52%—contend that ‘the Holy Spirit is not a living entity, but merely a symbol of God’s power, presence or purity,'” according to the survey and that “most shockingly, most Americans—56%—believe that ‘Satan is not merely a symbol of evil but is a real spiritual being and influences human lives.’”
Nearly half of those surveyed who claim to believe in a God who is an influential spiritual being are not fully confident that He even exists. (source1)