February 9, 2024

Christians are More Reserved About AI than Others

Technology Trends

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), people are on the fence. In a recent survey about AI, Barna Research learned that 29% of U.S. adults don’t trust it, 35% are curious about it, and 21% are fascinated by it.

Christians are even more reserved in their views towards AI. They are less likely than non-Christians to believe that AI will make their lives easier or will make a positive impact on the world.

Why This Matters

It’s natural to resist new technology, but the rate AI is showing up in most industries and sectors makes it impossible to ignore.

Kenny Jahng, founder of AiForChurchLeaders.com and editor-in-chief of ChurchTechToday.com, said there are possibilities for Christian organizations to use AI in positive ways, such as using tools for brainstorming or learning something new.

Technology is here to serve us and not the other way around. There’s all this fear that AI is going to be taking over the world, it’s going to be human versus machine. [But] if we step back and look at it, there are things that AI is really good for. – Kenny Jahng

Despite the possibility for good, at this point more than half of U.S. Christians say they would be disappointed to learn their church is using AI.

Next Step

To read more from Barna’s survey, click here.