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新民意調查顯示,有58%的美國人相信識別道德真理“取決於個人,而非神
2020/09/30 02:46
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一項新的調查顯示,十分之六的美國人認為“識別道德真理取決於個人”,而十分之四的美國人說上帝是真理的基礎。
這些發現是《美國世界觀》清單的一部分,由亞利桑那基督教大學文化研究中心的研究主管喬治·巴納發布。
共有58%的美國成年人同意“識別道德真理取決於每個人;調查顯示,沒有任何一種道德絕對原則永遠適用於所有人。令人驚訝的是,被確定為重生基督徒的成年人中有48%同意這一說法。
上個月發布的這項調查是基於一月份對2,000名美國成年人的採訪而得出的。
亞利桑那基督教大學的校長倫·蒙西爾說:“我們生活在一個越來越遠離美國聖經真理基礎上的美國。” “即使在生活中最基本的問題中,例如我們如何做出道德選擇,我們仍然選擇完全依靠自己的理性來決定對與錯。”
當美國人被問到“真理的基礎是什麼”時,只有42%的回答是“上帝”,有16%的回答是“內在確定性”,有15%的回答是“科學證明”。其他答案包括傳統(5%),公共協議(4%),“沒有真理”(5%)和“不知道”(13%)。 
福音派教堂的參加者(72%),五旬節派教堂的參加者(70%)和重生基督徒(69%)是最可能說上帝是真理基礎的人。調查發現,在這個問題上存在政治分歧,共和黨人(59%)和政治保守派(62%)說上帝是真理的基礎,而民主黨人(36%)和政治自由主義者(26%)回答“神。” 
“作為一個國家,我們變得越來越有自信。我們相信自己或我們的覺悟,而不是聖經所提供的真理原則。” “上帝在人們生活中的作用減弱,凸顯了為什麼現只有6%的美國成年人擁有聖經的世界觀。 
他說:“在聖經上對美國移民政策或末日時代的觀點缺乏神學上的明確是一回事,”他說。“當普通民眾完全拒絕上帝為真理之源,拒絕聖經為真理之傳達,以及將已知,可靠和穩定的真理源納入我們的日常決策和生活方式中的重要性時,這是一個更為嚴重的情況。 。” 
邁克爾·福斯特(Michael Foust)報導信仰和新聞已有20年了。他的故事已經出現在浸會新聞, 今天基督教基督教寶葉紀事, 多倫多星諾克斯維爾新聞哨兵58 Percent of Americans Believe Moral Truth Is Up to Each Individual, New Poll Finds
Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Thursday, June 4, 2020
A group of people in New York, More than half of Americans believe moral truth is individually decided
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58 PERCENT OF AMERICANS BELIEVE MORAL TRUTH IS UP TO EACH INDIVIDUAL, NEW POLL FINDS  
Nearly six in 10 Americans believe “identifying moral truth is up to each individual,” while barely four in 10 say God is the basis of truth, according to a new survey.

The findings are part of the American Worldview Inventory and were released by George Barna, director of research at the cultural research center at Arizona Christian University.

A total of 58 percent of U.S. adults agreed that “identifying moral truth is up to each individual; there are no moral absolutes that apply to everyone, all the time,” according to the survey. Surprisingly, 48 percent of adults identified as born-again Christians agreed with the statement.

The survey, released last month, was based on interviews with 2,000 U.S. adults in January.

“We’re living in an America increasingly unmoored from its founding in biblical truth,” said Len Munsil, president of Arizona Christian University. “Even in the most basic questions of life, like how we make moral choices, we’re choosing to lean completely on our own understanding to decide what’s right and wrong.”

When Americans were asked “what is the basis of truth,” 42 percent responded “God,” 16 percent “inner certainty” and 15 percent “scientific proof.” The other answers included tradition (5 percent), public agreement (4 percent), “there is no truth” (5 percent) and “don’t know” (13 percent). 

Evangelical church attendees (72 percent), Pentecostal church attendees (70 percent) and born-again Christians (69 percent) were among the most likely to say God is the basis of truth. The survey found a political divide on the issue, with Republicans (59 percent) and political conservatives (62 percent) saying God is the basis of truth, while Democrats (36 percent) and political liberals (26 percent) were less likely to answer “God.” 

“As a nation we are becoming increasingly self-reliant. We trust ourselves or our discoveries rather than the truth principles God provides,” Barna said. “The diminished role of God in peoples’ lives highlights why just 6 percent of American adults possess a biblical worldview. 


“It’s one thing to lack theological clarity regarding biblical perspectives on immigration policy or the end times,” he said. “It’s a much more serious condition when the general public outright rejects God as the source of truth, the Bible as the conveyance of truth, and the very importance of integrating a known, proven and stable source of truth into our daily decision making and lifestyle.” 

Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.