LifeWay Research

Lifeway Research: Pastors see preaching on race as less welcome than four years ago

"According to a Lifeway Research study, 74% of pastors agree their congregation would welcome a sermon on racial reconciliation, with 32% strongly agreeing. In 2016, however, 90% of pastors believed their congregation would be open to a sermon on the topic, with 57% strongly agreeing." - F&T

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Americans divided on pastors endorsing candidates; more pastors doing so in 2020

"Thirty-nine percent of Americans do not agree with pastoral endorsements even if it is outside their church role, according to the survey of 1,200 people conducted Sept. 9-23. Forty-three percent say it's appropriate and 19% are unsure." - C.Post

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LifeWay Research: More pastors endorsing candidates apart from church role

"Around a third of pastors (32 percent), however, say they have personally endorsed political candidates this year outside of their church role. That marks a 10-point jump from 2016 when 22 percent of Protestant pastors made an endorsement." - BPNews

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LifeWay research: “87 percent of Protestant pastors in the U.S. say their church met in person in September”

"A majority of African American Protestant pastors (60 percent) say their congregations did not meet in person last month. Mainline pastors (31 percent) are more likely than evangelical pastors (7 percent) to say they did not physically gather in September." - BPNews

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Study: Slightly Fewer US adults say religious belief is matter of personal opinion . . . but it's still a majority

"The results show that while 60% of U.S. adults held the view that religious belief is a matter of personal opinion in 2018, that number dropped to 54% in 2020." - C.Post

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LifeWay State of Theology Survey: Evangelicals Hold Steady on Doctrine, More Outspoken on Politics

Many "evangelicals still believe the heresy of Arianism....Two-thirds of evangelicals (65%) affirmed the statement that 'Jesus is the first and greatest being created by God.' This figure is lower than in the last two surveys (in 2018, 78% agreed; in 2016, 71% agreed)." - CToday

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Pastors Answer: Does an Affair Disqualify You From Ministry?

"'Pastors’ Views on Moral Failures,' conducted by Nashville-based LifeWay Research...'There is widespread disagreement from pastors across denominations, church size, age, race, and education levels to quickly restoring pastors who commit adultery to public ministry positions.'" - Church Leaders

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