by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – A new poll has found that 22% of US Evangelicals believe in “gender fluidity” rather than that people have a God-given gender that is either male or female, the Christian Post reports. The results of the “State of Theology 2020” poll were published by LifeWay Research on September 8.
Sponsored by Ligonier Ministries, the poll involved over 3,000 American participants. The study found that only 73% of American Evangelicals believe that gender is God-given and not a matter of choice.
The survey also found that Evangelicals are more likely to disagree that “gender identity is a matter of choice” (73%) than those who do not hold to evangelical beliefs (47%). Geographically, it was found that Americans in the Northeast are the most likely to believe in gender fluidity (44%). Moreover, those in rural areas were found to be more likely to disagree with gender fluidity (56%) than those in large cities (45%).
The poll showed that participants aged 18 to 34 are also the most likely to agree that gender is fluid (50%). Respondents aged 50-64 are the most likely to disagree (64%) with that premise, the Christian Post reports.
Church attendance appears to make a difference: the poll showed that respondents who attend services at least once or twice a month are more likely to disagree that gender is fluid (57%) than those who do not attend services (47%).
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