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Measuring Faith Attitudes

Source: Barna Research Group, by Monica Seaberry and Mike Paquette, 1998 Religion News Service, quoted in Moody, July/August, 1998, p. 37

Experiencing a life-changing faith, having a close relationship with God and desiring to please God above all else are strong earmarks of belief for born-again Christians, according to a recent poll comparing America's religious attitudes.

In a nationwide survey, 1,210 adults were asked…(those responding yes)

Born-again Christians

Others

Is your faith very important to your life?

99%

78%

Do you desire a close personal relationship with God?

94%

44%

Is it more important to please God than to achieve success or the acceptance of others?

91%

68%

Does prayer really make a difference in your life?

73%

43%

Do you have a responsibility to share your faith with others?

68%

29%

Margin of error is plus or minus 3 percent

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