What Do Young Americans Think Of Christians

09.23.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   What do young Americans think of Christians? It's not good. Only 16-percent of non-Christians aged 16-to-29 years old said they have a "good impression" of Christianity, according to a report released this week by The Barna Group. Young people have an even lesser positive impression of Evangelicals. Only 3-percent of 16- to 29-year-olds who are not of the Christian faith express favorable views of Evangelicals. Half of young churchgoers said they perceive Christianity to be judgmental, hypocritical, too political, and 80-percent said it was anti-homosexual. One-third said it was old-fashioned and out of touch with reality. Pollsters said while Christianity remains the most common faith in America, it's not a passing fad where young people will become Christian as they grow up. The say America will have to undergo a "recalibration" of faith-- to keep the young interested.