Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Study shows that those with a higher level of education do not convert to evangelical Protestant denominations.

A study published in the journal Review of Religious Research found disaffiliating, or dropping religion altogether, was not a popular option for highly educated Americans -- in fact, having a greater level of education was associated most often with converting to mainline, non-evangelical Protestant denominations.
The study also found that higher levels of education eroded Americans' viewpoints that their specific religion is the "one true faith" and that the Bible is the literal word of God, but education was positively associated with belief in the afterlife.
"The results suggest that highly educated Americans are not opposed to religion -- even religious leaders stating political opinions," Schwadel said in a statement. "But they are opposed to what may be perceived as religion being forced on secular society."

Well I'm a Sydney Anglican fundamentalist who listens to Phillip Jensen and I'm living proof that evangelicals are stupid!

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