VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) March 11, 2016 — This will come as a shock to almost no one: America is splintered.
However, just how divided may surprise some.
According to Barna, most Americans say they would have a difficult time carrying on a conversation with a Muslim (73 percent), a Mormon (60 percent), an atheist (56 percent), and evangelical (55 percent), or a homosexual or transgendered person (52 percent).
Evangelicals, according to Barna, “seem to have a particularly difficult time talking to those outside their group.”
According to Barna, 87 percent of the evangelicals surveyed said they’d have a difficult time speaking with a gay person, while 58 percent in the gay community say they would have a difficult time carrying on a normal conversation with an evangelical.