Thursday, May 3, 2012

Four Percent

At the Homeschool Convention this weekend I was confronted with a very tragic statistic by one of the session speakers, Israel Wayne. He said that 4% of all Millenials hold to a biblical worldview. I was blown away.

4% Random Statistics from Google
Four percent is 1 out of every 100.
You pay approximately 4% (rounded up) interest for your mortagage payment.
An ideal unemployment rate for a country is between 4% and 6.4%.
4% of US children have allergies.
4% of men are victims of domestic violence.
4% of women feel negative about their normal child delivery.
I know, random, right? There just aren't that many facts that apply to only 4% of the population.

Who are the Millenials?
Millenials are those born between 1980 and 2000.
I am a Millenial.
Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Elijah Wood, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, the Olson twins, Miley Sirus, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Kristin Stewart, and Brian Williams are all Millenials.
Millenials are also known as Generation Y, Generation Next, the Net Generation and the Echo Boomers.
The millenial generation is generally connected to neoliberalism.

What is a Biblical Worldview?
Basically, if you believe the Bible's principals apply to all areas of your life and you seek to use the Bible as your basis for decision-making, you have a biblical worldview.  Israel Wayne and those he works with have created a wonderful site that explains and expands on the concept of a Biblical Worldview. You can find this information at

So, again I tell you: Only 4% of Millenials hold to a Biblical Worldview. This is so sad! I never realized I was such a minority! This statistic raises many thoughts and questions in my mind.

What are your thoughts?


  1. Sad and so vexing!
    Wait -- you're a millenial??
    I'm reading a book about Generation iY (The 2nd half of generation Y, gen Y being the same as the Millenials.. only he classified them as born between 1984 and 2002 and I kind of disagree with that. I agree with your statistic that says 80s and 90s.)
    I've been seeing this sort of thing pop up all over the place. I don't know if it really is popping up all over or if I'm just noticing it because I'm paying attention. There are a lot of positive things about generation Y but a lot of disturbing statistics also. =(

  2. Well, I'm 1982, so I am on that edge...but yes, it saddens my heart! It also makes me aware of how much I need to share my biblical value system with those around me! If this is true, then 96% of all my friends my age are leading their lives according to some other worldview! There is not a better time than now to stand up for what we believe, or what will the next generation look like?

  3. Sad relection on the parents of the Mellinial Generation. Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it...

  4. It is a very sad reflection. However, it can be a wakeup call. If we don't do any better than the generation before us, then the generation after us will be no better either.