Most US adults say religious belief is matter of personal opinion: study
A majority of American adults believe religious belief is a matter of personal opinion, according to new data from the 2020 biennial State of Theology survey, but fewer people are expressing that view.
The survey, commissioned by Ligonier Ministries and conducted by LifeWay Research on March 10-18, involved a sample of 3,002 participants. The results show that while 60% of U.S. adults held the view that religious belief is a matter of personal opinion in 2018, that number dropped to 54% in 2020....
Is having a fish decal on your car the equivalent of preaching the gospel without fear? No- but for many people who listen to Klove Fm radio, Bethel music videos and read their , pink rainbow unicorn ‚Äú you go girl‚ÄĚ NLT study edition bible- the fish decal might be just too much.
I don't understand what the survey is getting at. Are they saying that religion is not believed to have any basis except in personal preference?
If so, for the unreserved, one can only expect that unless they are sold out for one of the many false religions. There are the equivalent of the prophets of Baal around, but most people we know who aren't Christians either believe that they are or dont really believe anything. I would be with them if it were not for the Holy Spirit awakening me. May the Lord make the preaching of His word effective unto the salvation of many more.
""Less than half of American adults, 48%, believe the Bible is 100% accurate in all it teaches""
It is utterly pointless to question the unconverted in these surveys.
Just as it is pointless questioning the Liberalists in the churches.
But they cannot see these truths. Nor can they tell how to discern the real Christians.
These surveys are done by people who don't know the difference between the true Church and nominal, heretical and Liberalist cults. Even the term 'evangelical' today is dubious when applied to Christians.
## From 'survey' completed 2000 years ago:- 2Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."