"A recent study by the Barna Group, a Christian research association, found that 40% percent of 16- to 29-year-olds identify as nonChristian. The survey found that only 16% of young nonChristians have a "good impression" of Christianity. Most nonChristian youths surveyed believe that Christianity is judgmental (87%), hypocritical (85%), old-fashioned (78%) and too involved in politics (75%). Only 3% of 16- to 29-year-old nonChristians express favorable views of evangelicals.(From Freethought Today, November 2007)
Even half of young churchgoers said they perceive Christianity to be judgmental, hypocritical, and too political."
I wonder what the numbers would be today!!