The survey revealed that 70 percent agree “there is an ultimate purpose and plan for every person’s life,” and 57 percent say that finding “their deeper purpose” is “a major priority.” People are looking for answers and are open to their Christian friends prodding and invitations. This is a very interesting survey and worth further reading at: BreakPoint.org
The results lead to an important question: "Where does our innate desire for purpose and meaning come from?" Could it be a product of accidental Darwinian evolution, which suggests we and everything in the universe just appeared out of an explosion of "nothing" which resulted in everything?
I think it makes more sense that we have been intentionally designed with an inbuilt "spiritual" aspect which causes us to be restless and seek our higher purpose. Read more about this, and the solution to our restlessness at the following Christianity page which invites you to seek answers and provides some suggestions to the big questions we innately long to have answered.
Further Resources on this subject:
Search the word "purpose" in the Bible to see God has a lot to say about the topic.
Your Unchurched Friends Want to Know About Your Faith
Bob Smietana | Christianity Today | June 28, 2016
God? Meaning of life? Many Americans don’t seek them in church
Cathy Lynn Grossman | religionnews.com | June 28, 2016
Research: Unchurched will talk about faith, not interested in going to church
Lifeway.com survey results | June 28, 2016