Poll: West Virginians Disapprove of Modern Christianity


imageAn interesting poll published by iSideWith.com has revealed that more than nine out of ten residents of the Mountain State do not support “modern Christianity.”

The poll, which has been live since September of last year, asks the question, “If Jesus suddenly came back to earth today, would he approve or disapprove of modern Christianity?”

93% of respondents answered “no,” giving the state the most cynical view toward “modern Christianity” in the nation.

Though the poll failed to capture the reasoning behind the state’s disillusion with modern religion, some observers say that it may be due to the leftward trend many “mega churches” and certain denominations have taken regarding social issues over the past decade – as the place described as being “Almost Heaven” is one of the most socially conservative states in the union.

Another contributing factor may be the state’s median age, 41.3 years, one of the “oldest” states in the nation; 8.4 years older than it was in 1990.

One Baptist pastor in Wayne County, West Virginia, stated that he was not shocked by his fellow residents’ view of today’s version of Christianity. “What we see today masquerading as Christianity often lacks authenticity, conviction and true power. I’m not shocked, but I am certainly heartbroken,” he said.

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