New poll: Only 40% of millennials engaged in Christian practices

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by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) – A new survey shows there is significant indifference toward Christianity among US millennials, with only four in ten young adults having engaged in practices such as attending church or studying the Bible in the previous month, Christian Headlines (CH) reports.

The third release in the report Millennials in America: New Insights into the Generation of Growing Influence, the survey was conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University in August 2021 with 600 millennials nationwide.

According to the survey, millennials in 2021 have “the lowest level of any generation when it comes to possessing a traditional, biblical worldview of who God is,” CH reports.

Contributing factors to this situation were found to include ambivalence about the relevance of the Bible to modern society, distrust of church leaders, and a perception that Christians are hypocrites.

The poll found that 65 percent of millennials identify as Christian, while the national average is 69 percent, CH said. Notably, 59 percent of millennials held a favorable view of Jesus Christ, but viewed Christianity as essentially a moral system for being a good person rather than as a commitment to following the Lord.

However, the poll found, although millennials may not be attracted to Christianity, most do not consider themselves atheists either, CH said. The study found that only 25 percent of young adults viewed atheism favorably compared to 31 percent who considered it negatively or did not consider it at all.

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