LifeWay Research recently found in its "State of Theology" survey that 22% of American evangelical Christians believe that "gender identity is a matter of choice."
That means almost a quarter of those identifying as evangelical in the United States reject the biblical principle first articulated in the book of Genesis that God, "made them male and female."
The survey broke down the results by region and demographics:
- Those living in the Northeast are more likely to reject the Biblical teaching on gender.
- Those in the 18-34 age group are more likely to embrace the concept of gender fluidity.
- Those living in rural areas are more likely to embrace the Biblical teaching of gender.
- Those in the 50-64 age group were more likely to reject the concept of gender fluidity.
LifeWay also found that attending church services makes a significant difference in a person's view of gender. Those who go to church once or twice a month, by a 10% margin, are more likely to embrace the idea that God made each person as one of two distinct genders.