|Chart extracted from the September/October 2011 edition of Relevant Magazine.|
The article brings out some other important points:
- Three in four single evangelicals recognize that premarital sex violates biblical instruction. It's hard to know whether to be more distressed that one in four do not, or that so many of those with the correct understanding of the matter remain brazenly unrepentant.
- Our rapidly rising average marriage ages (which are up 6 years since 1965) contribute to the problem by increasing the opportunity. Put another way, "It’s one kind of challenge to wait until you’re 18. It’s another challenge entirely to wait until you’re 28." (Hat tip: David French)