LifeWay Research study has found that while the majority, or two-thirds of Americans admit that they are sinners, only a minority, or 28 percent, said that they depend on Jesus Christ to overcome sin. The study, conducted Sept. 27–Oct. 1, 2016 of 1,000 Americans, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent at the 95 percent confidence level, noted that more people rely on themselves than on Jesus to overcome sin. Thirty-four percent said that they are sinners who “work

on being less of one,” the study found, while 10 percent insisted that sin does not exist. Another eight percent argued that they are not sinners, while five percent said they are “fine” with being a sinner. Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research, said that he was struck by how few Americans say they rely on Jesus to overcome sin, which he said is a “core Christian belief.”  READ MORE