July 2021 – The American Worldview Inventory (AWVI) 2021, conducted by the Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University, has revealed that the overwhelming majority (88%) of American adults have an unidentifiable worldview – a patchwork of eclectic and conflicting ideas.
In terms of pure, cohesive ideas and beliefs, only 6% have a biblical worldview. Other clearly distinguishable worldviews identified in the study are Secular Humanism (2%), Postmodernism (1%), Moralistic Therapeutic Deism (1%), and Nihilism (1%). Less than one-half of 1% embrace a pure form of Marxism or an Eastern Mysticism/New Age worldview.
After interviewing a nationally representative sample of 2,000 adults, CRC concluded that “Americans embrace points of view or actions that feel comfortable or seem most convenient.”
The findings are consistent with the “feel good, do it” results from a Pew Research study conducted in October 2019, showing that half of Christians believe casual sex is acceptable. It is important to note, for the purpose of the study, the term “Christian” is simply applied when an individual “identifies” as such. Though grossly inconsistent with AWVI’s worldview findings, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christian according to Pew.
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