What Do Americans Believe About Jesus?

  • Posted on: 2 April 2015
  • By: Max Scott

Barna Group - April 2015

Jesus Christ remains a central figure and perennial person of interest in the American religious landscape—especially in the days leading up to Easter. And this year is no exception. This past Sunday, National Geographic Channel premiered its adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's book Killing Jesus to 3.7 million viewers—the channel's biggest audience in history. Google searches of Jesus Christ are up 53 percent in the past week—a likely result of both television programming and the forthcoming holiday. 

But what do Americans believe about Jesus? Who do they say he is? Here are five popular American perceptions of Jesus, based on new Barna Group research. 

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