Young voters' view of truth shows 'how far gone we are'

Young voters' view of truth shows 'how far gone we are'

Young voters' view of truth shows 'how far gone we are'

A worldview and apologetics expert is not exactly surprised to learn that the majority of young Americans believe people determine their own version of truth.

According to a recent national survey of 1,000 likely voters, most Americans still say there is absolute truth, but 42% believe each person determines his or her own truth. Summit Ministries President Dr. Jeff Myers says among 18-29-year-olds, "we have now officially passed the tipping point."

"We've wondered if this day was coming, and it's here," Myers tells AFN. "We now are officially a nation where we've trained up a generation to believe that reality itself doesn't even exist."

But while this philosophy may sound New-Agey, he says there is nothing new under the sun. Solipsism, for example – the idea that only one's mind is certain to exist – has been around since ancient Greece and has been making a rebound as dark forces and wicked people have preyed on American children.

Myers, Dr. Jeff (Summit Ministries) Myers

"What they're being subject to in the classroom is truly frightening," Myers submits. "They're literally being taught in many places that even the facts of the physical world are processed only through our perceptions and that you can't even know basic facts about the world to be true. That's how far gone we are."

The goal, he says, is to throw society off balance and to deconstruct the foundations of reason and faith, leaving the next generation adrift and ready to be controlled.

"I hate to say this, but I think in many ways there's a power play going on," Myers continues. "If you can get little children to look at boys and girls and say there is no difference between them, then you can get them to believe anything. They'll fall in line for whatever the elites running things say."

And the loss of truth, he points out, has grave consequences for community, justice, a sense of purpose, and mental health. In fact, Myers is unaware of any civilization that has "abandoned reality to this extent and survived."

This survey also shows, however, that 81% of American voters believe one person standing for his or her beliefs in a time of crisis can make a difference. With that in mind, Myers submits that if there ever was a time to stand for truth, it is now.

Summit Ministries, in partnership with McLaughlin & Associates – one of America's most respected polling survey firms – is releasing the results of the survey. All interviews were conducted online, with invitations distributed randomly within predetermined geographic units structured to correlate with actual voter turnout in the general election. The poll has an accuracy of +/- 3.1% at a 95% confidence interval.