Millennials and the Bible
Many Millennials (people between 18 and 31) are turning away from religion. How has this affected their view of Christianity's sacred text?
In a study we conducted in partnership with American Bible Society and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the Barna team found good news for the Good Book: active young Christians are holding true to historical and orthodox beliefs about the Bible.
Nearly all practicing Christian Millennials—who describe their faith as very important to their lives and have attended a worship service within the past month—believe the Bible contains everything a person needs to know to live a meaningful life (96%). The same proportion claim the Bible is the actual or inspired word of God (96%).
Additionally, practicing Christian Millennials cite the Bible as their greatest source for moral truth. Among those who believe in absolute moral truth (71%), two in five point to the Bible as the main source from which they have discovered absolute moral ...1