American Worldview Inventory 22-23
Annual Report on Worldview in USA
merican Worldview Inventory 2022-23 offers a groundbreaking study of the worldview of American parents and pastors-and its findings are devastating for the future of our nation.
We're seeing a worldview crisis among today's parents. The research shows that 2/3 of parents of preteens claim to be Christian, but only 2% actually have a biblical worldview. A stunning 94% of parents hold a muddled worldview known as "Syncretism." And very few parents even have the worldview development of their children on their radar.
And the worldview picture among American pastors isn't much better. Only 37% of all Christian pastors-and only half of Evangelical pastors-have a biblical worldview. And the least biblically centered pastor, by a substantial margin, serve as Children's or Youth Pastors.
The bottom line? Those most responsible for worldview education are woefully ill-equipped for the task.
Veteran researcher Dr. George Barna shares his many findings, but he also points the way forward, identifying the "must haves" when it comes to restoring the worldview of our nation-"The Seven Cornerstones of the Biblical Worldview." And he shows us where to start-with the nation's children and their parents.
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.