- By a 3-to-1 margin (64% vs. 22%) adults said truth is always relative to the person and their situation.
- 83% of teenagers said moral truth depends on the circumstances, and only 6% of said moral truth is absolute.
- Just one out of ten of our country's born again teenagers believes in absolute moral truth - a statistic that is nearly identical to that of non-born again teens.
- The alarmingly fast decline of moral foundations among our nations young people has culminated in a one-word worldview: 'whatever.' The result is a mentality that esteems pluralism, relativism, tolerance, and diversity without critical reflection of the implications of particular views and actions.
Monday, December 07, 2009
In two national surveys conducted by the Barna Research Group the following was found: