According to a new report by the Barna Group, 50% of practicing Christians in the US believe that the history of slavery still has an impact on the country.
Barna found that 50% of practicing Christian respondents answered that they “mostly or totally” believe that “the effects of slavery continue to be felt today.” This was slightly higher than the general US adult population at 46%.
Further, 28% of practicing Christians responded that they “mostly or totally” agree with the statement that “our society has moved past slavery,” while 16% responded that they are “not sure.”
Barna found a considerable gap among respondents by race, with 79% of black Christian respondents saying that the effects of slavery are still felt, versus 42% of white Christian respondents.
Further, while 34%t of white Christian respondents felt that society had moved past slavery, only 9% of black Christian respondents agreed.
Half of Practicing Christians Say History of Slavery Still Impacts the U.S.:
Half of Christians believe slavery still impacts America today: Barna report: