From the Christian Post: A leading Christian researcher contends that the seven “faith tribes” in America are the key to restoring stability and strength to a nation struggling with a formidable economic crisis in addition to a myriad of other social ills.
These seven faith tribes, or dominant religious groups, are vastly different when it comes to theology and doctrinal positions. However, they share common values that can be utilized to make the nation great again, maintains bestselling author George Barna in his latest book The Seven Faith Tribes.
“Our faith tribes are central to the development and application of people’s worldviews, which in turn produce the values on which we base our daily decisions,” Barna said. “It is on the basis of such values that a nation rises to greatness or plummets to oblivion.”
Based on his analysis of more than 30,000 personal interviews with Americans, Barna identifies seven faith tribes: Casual Christians (66 percent of the adult population); Captive Christians (16 percent); Jews (2 percent); Mormons (2 percent); Pantheists (2 percent); Muslims (0.5 percent); and Skeptics (11 percent). Continue Reading