According to a report published by Christian thinktank Theos and the Faraday Institute earlier this week, Gen Z are more positive about the relationship between science and religion than their millennial counterparts. In a YouGov survey of more than 5,000 UK adults, 34% of millennials surveyed agreed with the statement ‘science will be able to explain everything one day’, compared to only 29% of Gen Z respondents. When asked whether it’s possible to be both a good scientist and religious, 68% of Gen Z respondents believed that the two are compatible, versus 59% of millennials.
What does that data suggest for us?
While they’re not huge gaps, it’s an encouraging trajectory. Your mates studying for science degrees in 2022 are likely more open to hearing about Jesus than those of the previous generation. The time of the militant New Atheist scientist is over. A new door for the gospel may be just opening.
Read the full report here.
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