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American Worldview Inventory 21-22

Annual Report on Worldview in USA

Annual Report on Worldview in USA



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The American Worldview Inventory 2021-22 is the first-ever national study of biblical and competing worldviews among American adults-and its findings are dire. This stunning new research from veteran researcher George Barna exposes the dramatic loss of biblical belief in American culture, and shows how alternative belief systems-Secular Humanism, Postmodernism, Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, Eastern Mysticism, Nihilism, and Marxism/Socialism-are rapidly filling this void.

As Barna shares a number of stunning findings: A majority of Americans (51%) think they have a biblical worldview, but only 6% actually do. A whopping 88% possess a worldview known as "Syncretism," a hodgepodge from multiple philosophies of life. Socialism and Marxism are on the rise-especially among young adults. And Millennials are swelling the ranks of the "Don'ts"-those who don't know, don't believe, and don't care whether or not God exists. As he unpacks the implications of these and other trends, Barna offers perceptive, pointed, and practical insights into how we can restore our nation.

About the Author:

George Barna is the Director of Research and cofounder of the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University. He is also an ACU professor, focusing on worldview assessment and development, and cultural transformation. He was the founder and leader of the Barna Group, a research company that has set the standard for understanding trends in American culture. In addition, Barna serves as Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Biblical Worldview at the Family Research Council. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level, and has pastored two churches. Barna has written more than 50 books, including numerous award-winners and New York Times bestsellers.

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