LifeWay Research

More Americans are wondering about the meaning and purpose of life

"A study from Nashville-based Lifeway Research finds, compared to a decade ago, U.S. adults today are more likely to regularly wonder about meaning and purpose in this life but less likely to strongly believe finding a higher meaning and purpose is important." - BPNews

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“Two-thirds of American adults (66%) say they believe the biblical accounts of the physical resurrection of Jesus are completely accurate”

"The truthfulness of the resurrection is not as controversial today as many Christians may assume. The bigger issue, however, may be helping Americans recognize the relevance of Jesus rising from the dead." - LifeWay

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“Protestant churchgoers (86%) say they are proud of how their church has responded during the coronavirus pandemic”

"Most churchgoers experienced some type of back-and-forth with the availability of in-person services. For 3 in 10 (31%), in-person services stopped at their church for a short period of time and have since resumed. Another 22% say in-person services were halted for much of the year but have resumed." - LifeWay

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91% of churchgoers plan to return to in-person worship services after the pandemic

"A study of 1,000 Protestant churchgoers in the U.S. from Lifeway Research found, when COVID-19 is no longer an active threat to people’s health, 91 percent plan to attend in-person worship services at least as often as they did before the coronavirus pandemic. That includes almost a quarter (23 percent) who plan to attend more than they did previously." - LifeWay

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Americans Less Optimistic About Race Relations

"Today, 46% say we have made worthwhile progress—28 points fewer than in 2014 when 74% said the same. ...'With a change in methodology from telephone in 2014 to online, we cannot say definitively if this decreased optimism is an actual change in sentiment or increased forthrightness'" - LifeWay

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Conspiracy theories prevalent in churches, new LifeWay study finds

"A new study from Nashville-based Lifeway Research finds 49 percent of U.S. Protestant pastors say they frequently hear members of their congregation repeating conspiracy theories they have heard about why something is happening in the country." - BPNews

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