Wednesday, November 5, 2008
What Americans Really Believe by Rodney Stark
This short book records the conclusions of Stark and a number of others regarding the Baylor surveys. Much of the book consists of tables of figures and may seem daunting. The figures do yield some interesting concepts. Stark concludes, based on these surveys, that the Christian community is not losing young people forever. Stark says they will come back to their faith as they grow into the age of having families. The Baylor results differ from other recent surveys and are certainly worth a review.