In 2014 Ligoneer Ministries partnered with LifeWay Research to conduct the first State of Theology survey. Since then they have expanded the survey and provided the results via their interactive website TheStateofTheology.com.
The full results are published in a white paper that is available for download from the website.
Ligonier Ministries sponsored the 2016 State of American Theology Study by LifeWay Research to measure the current theological awareness of adult Americans and to expand upon earlier findings. Ligonier Ministries identified specific doctrines and heresies that they wanted to test. LifeWay Research helped refine these questions and to conduct a survey of 3,000 Americans.
Questions focused on six key doctrinal areas and included a number of specific areas where Americans differ from historic and orthodox views.
- Beliefs about God
- Beliefs about Goodness and Sin
- Beliefs about Salvation and Religious Texts
- Beliefs about Heaven and Hell
- Beliefs about the Church
- Beliefs about Authority