Teleios conducted a survey regarding the benefits of Christian society on an Instagram account frequented by Christian adolescents and millennials. There were 565 responses. The majority of responders were: female (78%), < 35 years (67%), primarily from the United States (60%) and evangelical (88%).
Approximately half of respondents each indicated they live in a Christian versus a secular society. Further, the majority believed that living in a Christian Society was important, compared to a secular or other religious based society (41%), or at least compared to a secular society alone (18%).
Participants noted the advantages of living in a Christian society was that it provided a stronger moral (82%) and ethical base (71%) and a greater amount of love among people (75%). In contrast, the advantages of a Christian society to government were keeping societal order (60%), maintaining individual rights (56%) and reducing corruption (54%).
However, respondents indicated the greatest potential danger of a Christian society was becoming complacent and forgetting to show God’s love (64%). They stressed that the most important aspect of avoiding religious despotism was making sure the word of God was taught among churches and individuals (60%), and realizing non-Christians are not able to act like Christians until they come to faith (48%).
In summary, young Christians believe the importance of living in a Christian society and that it provides multiple advantages to the country’s population and government in keeping a strong moral and ethical base and maintaining order.