POLL: 73% of Americans Believe Biblical Values Are Important to Healthy American Society


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POLL: 73% of Americans Believe Biblical Values Are Important to Healthy American Society

  • African Americans Most Likely to Say Biblical Values Are Important

  • Americans Under 40 Are More Than Twice as Likely as Older Americans to Say Biblical Values Aren’t Important

(Manitou Springs, CO—August 09, 2021) Summit.org, in partnership with McLaughlin—one of America’s most respected polling survey firms—is releasing the results of a new national survey. Results were from a survey of 1,000 likely general election voters nationwide and were conducted July 29th through August 3rd.

“Polling insights like this fly in the face of what the media and entertainment industry are telling us,” said Dr. Jeff Myers of Summit.org. “Despite overwhelming social pressure against a biblical worldview, Americans still believe–and African-Americans believe most strongly. It looks like the push to reject the Bible in favor of Marxist critical race theory is failing. Yet we have a lot of work to do with young adults if we want to pass biblical values on to future generations of Americans.”

All interviews were conducted online; survey invitations were distributed randomly within predetermined geographic units. These units were structured to correlate with actual voter turnout in the general election. This poll of 1,000 general election voters has an accuracy of +/- 3.1% at a 95% confidence interval.

See below for full polling data.

KEY INSIGHT: Overwhelming Majority of Americans Believe Biblical Values Important to American Society 

  • 72.9% of Americans believe the values found in the Bible are important to a healthy American society—49.5% say very important, while 23.4% say somewhat important.
  • 21.4% of Americans believe the values found in the Bible are not important to a healthy American society—10.4% say not very important, while 11% say not important at all.

KEY INSIGHT: African Americans Are Demographic Most Likely to Say Biblical Values Important to Healthy American Society

  • 82.1% of African Americans believe the values found in the Bible are important to a healthy American society, while 14% say they are not important, and 4% don’t know.
  • 74.4% of White Americans believe the values found in the Bible are important to a healthy American society, while 21.8% say they are not important, and 5.2% don’t know.
  • 63.6% of Asian Americans believe the values found in the Bible are important to a healthy American society, while 25.6% say it is not important, and 10.8% don’t know.
  • 60.1% of Hispanic Americans believe the values found in the Bible are important to a healthy American society, while 33.5% say it is not important, and 6.4% don’t know.

KEY INSIGHT: Adults Under 40 Are More Than Twice as Likely as Adults Over 40 to Say Biblical Values are Not Important to a Healthy American Society

  • 33.7% of Americans under 40 believe the values found in the Bible are not important to a healthy American society, while 59.4% say they are important, and 6.8% say they don’t know.
  • 15.3% of Americans over 40 believe the values found in the Bible are not important to a healthy American society, while 79.5% say they are important, and 5.2% don’t know.

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About Summit Ministries — Founded in 1962 Summit Ministries’ mission is to equip and support rising generations to embrace God’s truth and champion a biblical worldview. Summit’s iconic two-week conferences for young adults have trained tens of thousands of today’s business innovators, cultural influencers, government officials, and church leaders. Its books and training courses equip hundreds of thousands of people a year to be confident in biblical truth.

About McLaughlin & Associates —  McLaughlin & Associates is a full-service, nationally recognized market research and strategic services firm that specializes in public opinion research, media planning and buying services, and strategic consulting services. McLaughlin has analyzed and interpreted thousands of public opinion and market research studies and used this information to create successful outcomes for clients. The principles of McLaughlin and Associates have 40-years of successful political and corporate experience. John McLaughlin is the CEO/Partner and Jim McLaughlin is the COO/Partner.