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Striking number of Americans believe in Jesus’ physical resurrection

According to the “2022 State of Theology” survey, conducted by Lifeway, a striking proportion of Americans (66%) have expressed that they believe in the accuracy of the Biblical description of Jesus’ physical resurrection. The study also found that 23% do not agree with the Biblical account and 11% are unsure. Lifeway reported that the percentage of people who believe in the resurrection has not changed since 2018 and is affirmed by majorities across the United States. Further, in a groundbreaking shift, more than half (51%) of respondents affirmed that the Bible is completely accurate in all of its teachings, while 62% regarded it as the ultimate source of guidance for their cherished beliefs.

Faithwire reports:

As the world prepares to commemorate Jesus’ death and resurrection, a stunning new survey shows the majority of Americans believe the Biblical account of the empty tomb.

A stunning 66% of Americans said “biblical accounts of the physical resurrection of Jesus are completely accurate,” a notable proportion considering the ever-increasing secularization of American culture.

Lifeway’s “2022 State of Theology” study also found an additional 23% disagree the biblical account unfolded and 11% stated they’re unsure.

According to Lifeway, the percentage affirming the resurrection has remained “unchanged since 2018,” and is accepted by majorities in all geographical areas of the nation.

In the more secular northeast, 60% affirm the biblical account. And even younger Americans (58%) between 18 and 34 are more prone than not to embrace it.

And, for the first time, a majority (51%) said the Bible is “100% accurate in all it teaches,” with 62% seeing the Bible as the most authoritative source for what they hold dear.

Despite these encouraging numbers, other statistics in the study show a confused and apathetic populace regarding Scripture and truth. For the first time, a majority (53%) said the Bible contains “helpful accounts of ancient myths but is not literally true,” according to Lifeway.

And 40% see modern science as disproving Scripture, with 32% believing God isn’t concerned with their daily decisions.

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