Data from a new survey show that almost all of the U.S. claims that “God has blessed their nation.”
According to the latest survey from the Barna website, about 87% say that the U.S. “has been blessed by God”, for the general population says that their country “is chosen by the Lord”.
2,889 adults in this country participated in the survey, who in addition to asking these types of questions, addressed the issue of current racism in society.
“While the Fourth of July offers a moment for the United States to celebrate the Declaration of Independence, it also provides a space to look back on our country’s history, the good and the bad, to sharpen the lens with which we envision its future,” the Web site said in a statement.
Of nearly 90 percent of those who participated in Barna’s work, the results are classified as follows:
- 58% say that America is “blessed and chosen by God”.
- 29% agree “somewhat” with the statement.
The believers who participated confirmed that they were active Christians who participated in the church and that they affirmed that faith “is the most important thing in their lives.”
Other questions they asked are:
- 57 percent of practicing Christians, but 32 percent of American adults agree that “historically, the United States has been chosen by God.”
- 87 percent of practicing Christians and 75 percent of American adults agree that “historically, the United States has been a leader for the rest of the world.”
- Eighty-three percent of practicing Christians and 75 percent of adult Americans agree that “historically, the United States has been a nation of immigrants.”
Importantly, the survey was conducted in the middle of last year, before the racial injustice protests and the Coronavirus pandemic.
With all that has happened, the people of this country recognize that God works for good with their nation and that above all things the Lord has blessed them.
While the Fourth of July offers a time for the U.S. to celebrate the Declaration of Independence, it also provides space for us to look back on our country’s history—the good and the bad—to sharpen the lens with which we envision its future. https://t.co/QIJ8P2xZ81
— Barna Group (@BarnaGroup) July 4, 2020