Just 10 per cent of Americans hold basic Christian beliefs despite 70 per cent identifying as Christian.
A new survey by the American Culture and Faith Institute revealed a dramatic contrast between those who live according to Christian principles and those who describe themselves as Christian.
It highlighted how relatively few could answer simple questions about the Bible and Christian beliefs.
‘Our research collected information about attitudes and behaviors related to practical matters like lying, cheating, stealing, pornography, the nature of God, and the consequences of unresolved sin,’ said researcher George Barna, who directed the studies.
‘That’s what makes the discrepancy between the percentage of people who consider themselves to be Christian – more than seven out of every 10 – and those who have a biblical worldview – just one out of every 10 – so alarming.’
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