The research indicated that everyone has a worldview, but relatively few people have a Biblical Worldview – even among devoutly religious people. The survey discovered that only 19% of born again Christians have such a perspective on life.
The numbers were even lower among other religious classifications: Protestants (7%), adults who attend mainline Protestant churches (2%) and Catholics (less than one-half of 1%). The denominations that produced the highest proportions of adults with a biblical world view were non-denominational Protestant churches (13%), Pentecostal churches (10%) and Baptist churches (8%).
The research data showed that one pattern emerged loud and clear: young adults rarely possess a Biblical Worldview. The current study found that 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 nine out of every hundred older adults.
Other groups that possess a below average likelihood of having a Biblical Worldview included people who describe themselves as liberal on social and political matters (also less than one-half of one percent); Catholics (2%); Democrats (4%) and residents of the Northeast (4%).
Barna Group, Ventura, California, USA
Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:14