The Barna Research Group has been conducting public opinion research in regards to religion for many years and in recent years the results have been very troubling. As an example, Barna's research has revealed that among professing Christians, 50% believe you can earn your way to heaven based on good works. Only 46% of born again Christians believe in absolute moral truth and only 62% of born again Christians believe that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life while He was on earth.
Troubling? Sobering? Scary? Yes to all. I spoke about this research and what it means to American Christianity in this brief commentary below: