LifeWay Research

LifeWay research: Pastors don't link world events to speeding up return of Christ

"Around 1 in 8 Protestant pastors (12 percent) believe Christians can speed up the second coming of Jesus by supporting geopolitical changes mentioned in the Bible, with 5 percent strongly agreeing. Four in 5 pastors (80 percent) don't believe their support will have an impact on the timetable of Christ's return" - BPNews

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LifeWay research: evangelicals' views on civility and respect in public discourse

"Two in 3 Americans with evangelical beliefs (66 percent) believe being civil in political conversations is productive, with 22 percent dissenting and 12 percent not sure...While 58 percent say they tend to believe those who disagree with them have good motivations, 54 percent say when they disagree with someone politically, the other person tends to take it as a personal attack." - BPNews 

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Study: 32% of Southern Baptist churchgoers “believe many more Protestant pastors have sexually abused children or teens than have been currently exposed”

"Relatively few, however, know someone attending their church who has sexually abused a child (3 percent) or sexually assaulted someone (3 percent) but has not yet come to light." - BPNews

Related, in Christiantiy Today: 1 in 10 Young Protestants Have Left a Church Over Abuse

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LifeWay: Young adults keep Christian label, but fewer 'devout'

39 % say see themselves as devout Christians with strong faith in God. 27% see themselves as Christian, but not particularly devout. 14% affirm belief in God but are uncertain of Christianity. 11% consider themselves spiritual, but not religious. - BP News

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New LifeWay Study: 65% of Americans say “Christmas should be more about Jesus”

"While similar numbers disagreed in 2014 and 2018 (18 and 19 percent respectively), the percentage who said they were unsure if Christmas should be more about Jesus jumped from 3 percent four years ago to 16 percent today." - Baptist Standard

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