Good News on Teens and the Bible
Barna just released the Top 10 Findings on Teens and the Bible. The findings are very encouraging.
9. The Bible Should Have More Influence on Society
If teens believe the Bible is sacred, a source of hope and instruction, and the inspired (or actual) Word of God, then it follows that it ought to have an influence on the society they inhabit. Overall, two in five 13- to 17-year-olds (40%) believe the Bible has too little influence on American society today. One-quarter (25%) believe the Bible has just the right amount of influence on society, and 17 percent believe the Bible has too much influence (compared to just 13% in 2015). A strong majority of practicing Protestants (86%) and a slight majority of practicing Catholics (54%) believe the Bible has too little influence on society. Non-practicing Christians are more likely than average to say the Bible has just the right amount of influence (34%), while non-Christians, including atheists and agnostics, are more likely to say the Bible has too much influence (33%). Barna Link