The Reformation was a defining moment is Christendom — and with the 500th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther nailed his famed “Ninety-five Theses” to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, it’s worth exploring where people now stand on the monumental moment five centuries later.
A new infographic from Barna reveals that 86 percent of Americans with knowledge of the Reformation believe that it was both justified and successful — and 89 percent believe that it was good.
Still, a majority (56 percent) believe that it was divisive. This statistic, though, isn’t that shocking, considering that the Reformation was a “religious revolution” that took Christianity by storm in the 16th century and helped spark the formation of Protestantism, according to Britannica.
Only about 33 percent of Americans said that they have a comprehensive understanding of the Reformation. The aforementioned stats are observed among those who have such knowledge of the event.
See the infographic below for more: