Study finds that most young non-Christians don’t like Christianity

LA Times: Christianity’s image taking a turn for the worse

Christianity’s image in the United States is declining, especially among young people, according to a new study.

A decade ago, an overwhelming majority of non-Christians, including people between the ages 16 and 29, were “favorably” disposed toward Christianity’s role in society. But today, just 16% of non-Christians in that age group had a “good impression” of the religion, according to research by the Barna Group, a Ventura firm that has tracked trends related to values, beliefs and attitudes since 1984.

Evangelicals come under the severest attack, with just 3% of the 16- to 29-year-old non-Christians indicating favorable views toward this subgroup of believers.

… Among the most common perceptions held by young non-Christians about American Christianity were that it is judgmental (87%), hypocritical (85%), old-fashioned (78%) and too involved in politics (75%).

Read the whole article here. Most of the info is from the new book, unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity … and Why it Matters.

There’s a lot that could be said here, but what do you think? What does this mean for Christians today? For churches?

2 responses to “Study finds that most young non-Christians don’t like Christianity”

  1. Great Blog! We agree and we would like to thank you for sharing such wonderful news. We will pray that God continues to shower His eternal blessings upon your soul. Unfortunately, the rest of the world is being manipulated and perverted into thinking that they will not go to hell if they do not receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. As soldiers we need to grab the wounded and leave the dead. We will have victory in the end where we can laugh at our enemies…the enemies of light…to be cont.

  2. hey jon, I’m reading unchristian right now. It’s good. it’s decent. It’s well organized so you can take an in depth stroll or skim successfully. there’s personal stories, stats, and good quotes. on reading this book I rediscovering that I actually do know people who think along these lines about church, christianity, and those christians. it’s a real decent read.

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