OMG: Millennials Abandoning the Bible
Bedard, Paul, Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The
Members of America's newest generation, the so-called "millennials" ages 18-29, are abandoning the Bible and even driving a shift in America "toward Bible indifference or antagonism," according to the 2014 State of the Bible survey from the American Bible Society.
More than any other generation in America, millennials are reading the Bible less, find it has a smaller impact on their life than previous generations and are more antagonistic toward the Good Book than others.
The survey conducted by the Barna Group for the society found:
- Although 79 percent of adults believe the Bible is sacred literature, only 64 percent of millennials do.
- 19 percent of millennials believe no literature is sacred, compared to just 13 percent of all adults.
- Exactly half of adults overall believe the Bible "contains everything a person needs to know to live a meaningful life," but that number is just 35 percent for millennials.
- Half of adults believe the Bible has too little influence in society, but only 30 percent of millennials agree. …