A new Barna study shows that while close to 3/4 of Americans claim to be a Christian, many show no signs of their claim.
Less than half of Americans attend religious services on a weekly basis and 66% of those identify themselves as Christian.
Only 17% of respondents said "a person’s faith is meant to be developed mainly by involvement in a local church.
This is why I say that while the majority of Americans may identify themselves as Christians, their life and their priorities say otherwise.
George Barna nailed it:
These figures emphasize how soft people’s commitment to God is. Americans are willing to expend some energy in religious activities such as attending church and reading the Bible, and they are willing to throw some money in the offering basket, but when it comes time to truly establishing their priorities and making a tangible commitment to knowing and loving God, most people stop short.
Barna also faulted experience-driven churches which place little emphasis on establishing behavioral habits, but instead centered on emotional responses.