When it comes to morality, evangelicals and religious “nones” overwhelmingly agree on one thing: it’s declining.
One factor: Too many laws regulating moral behavior have been removed, according to 7 in 10 Americans with evangelical beliefs. Yet 6 in 10 believe that such laws are not effective at encouraging people to act morally.
A new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research finds that most Americans worry moral behavior is on the decline.
In a representative survey of 1,000 Americans, researchers found 81 percent of Americans agree with the statement, “I am concerned about declining moral behavior in our nation.” Nineteen percent disagree.