Dallas Jenkins, the creator and director of “The Chosen,” shared his response to a recent poll indicating a significant decrease in the perceived importance of religion in the United States over the past 25 years. During a recent interview, Jenkins expressed his thoughts on this substantial decline. He acknowledges the decline in religious interest but believes that people’s longing for something greater than themselves remains. Jenkins highlighted the success of his popular biblical show, which has gained a substantial global viewership since its launch in 2017. He shared that they receive feedback from people around the world, particularly in the United States, who express that the show has been a transformative experience for them.
Fox News reports:
Dallas Jenkins, creator and director of “The Chosen” responded to a recent poll suggesting that the importance of religion in America has dropped dramatically over the past 25 years
Since the question was last posed in 1998, Jenkins told Fox News host Martha MacCallum on “The Story” last week what he thinks of the substantial decline.
“People are losing interest in religion. They’re losing interest in faith at record numbers, but I don’t think that means that their hearts are still not seeking something bigger than themselves,” said Jenkins.
A recent National Opinion Research Center (NORC) poll, funded by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) was conducted in early March, surveying how important religion is to Americans in 2023.
The poll concluded that religion in the country has declined in importance over the past 25 years with 39% of people labeling religion as “very important” in 2023, in contrast to the 62% in 1998.
Jenkins detailed the success of his hit biblical show, which has garnered millions of viewers worldwide since its release in 2017.
“What we hear from people all over the world, and particularly in this country, is that the show, as you said, is a game changer for them,” said Jenkins.
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