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‘Shocking’ New Poll: Only 37 Percent of U.S. Pastors Hold a Biblical Worldview

ChristianHeadlines.com reports: “A majority of Christian pastors in the United States do not hold a biblical worldview, according to surprising new research from pollster George Barna, who says the data shows a spiritual awakening is ‘needed just as desperately in our pulpits as in the pews.’

The survey, released Thursday by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, shows that only 37 percent of pastors in the U.S. hold a biblical worldview.

Among senior/lead pastors, 41 percent possess a biblical worldview – the highest percentage within the sub-groups of pastors. Less than one-third of associate/assistant pastors (28 percent), teaching pastors (13 percent) and children’s/youth pastors (12 percent) hold a biblical worldview, the data found.

An accompanying report labeled the findings ‘shocking.’

‘This is another strong piece of evidence that the culture is influencing the American church more than Christian churches are influencing the culture,’ said Barna, director of research at the university’s Cultural Research Center…”

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