New Survey: All Our Spiritual Dialogue Isn't Doing Much

We may be talking more and more, but nothing is really changing

This article is from Issue 49

Technology has gone crazy in the past decade and with it our ability to communicate. The amount of public dialogue on a variety of issues—including belief and religion—has skyrocketed. So how is all this communication affecting people’s lives?

Apparently, not much. According to a 2010 survey by Barna Group, all that discussion and debate hasn’t really changed what people believe.

Only 7 percent of those surveyed admitted to any change in their religious beliefs, practices or preferences during the past five years.