A recent study by the Barna Group (www.barna.org
) showed that young Americans are holding an increasingly negative view of Christianity as compared to a decade ago. Just 16% of Americans polled in their teens and early twenties have a "good impression" of Christianity. For those averse to math, that means 84% of those polled don't
. Of that number, 87% believe the church is judgmental, and 85% also believe the church is hypocritical. This is now the predominant view of Christianity among the next generation of Americans.