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Study reveals young evangelical (im)morality November 6, 2006

Posted by moverstreet in Bible & Theology, Church, Culture/Society, Family, Missions/Evangelism/Apologetics.

Remember when your grandparents would sit around the family table and comment to your parents about the declining morality and increased sense of youthful callous toward sin? Well, pull up your chair and hold on to your seat.

In the latest Barna Group report, Buster Report: A New Generation of Adults Describes Their Life and Spirituality, research reveals in explicit detail the growing divide in understanding the line of sex, life, marriage, and 21st century morality. Hold on to your hats, and read on…

The Barna site says, “The new study shows a significant divide between the nation’s young adults and its older residents. The project analyzed 16 different areas of moral and sexual behavior and found that Busters’ lifestyles took a less traditional – some would say less moral – path on 12 of those 16 areas. The study also explored 16 different perspectives regarding morality and sexuality, finding that Busters’ views are less conventional than that of their predecessors in 13 areas. In none of the 32 facets of lifestyle or attitude were Busters more likely to possess a conventional moral position when compared with the older crowd of “pre-Busters.””

Read the Barna article here.

Read press coverage here.

If you want to buy the entire report, get out your Mastercard and call for security clearance–the report costs $2500…



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