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Great Awakening Precursor? Americans Interest In God ReGrowing?

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The Barna Group released a report earlier this month based on a survey of 2,000 U.S. adults conducted from Oct. 21-31, 2022, that found 44% of U.S. adults described themselves as “more open to God today than I was before the pandemic.” At the same time, the overwhelming majority of adults (77%) say they believe in a higher power, while 74% indicated a desire to grow spiritually. “Though the trajectory of Christian commitment in the U.S. has been on a downward scale and is in need of urgent interventions, our new data gave Christian leaders cause for hope,” said Barna Group CEO David Kinnaman, the report’s author. Majorities of all generations, including younger Americans, told pollsters they would like to grow spiritually. Generation X and millennials were the most likely to want to grow spiritually, with 77% of respondents belonging to both generations experiencing what Kinnaman referred to as “spiritual hunger.” Seventy-three percent of the youngest group of American adults, Generation Z, and 72% of baby boomers said the same… (READ MORE)

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