American Culture

We are a fractured nation, but there is still hope

"The Founders worried about 'factionalism' becoming tyranny, but thought the nation so large and scattered that it would be impossible for the 'like-minded' to come together for evil ends. But modern social and mass media have helped turn citizens into mobs determined to destroy their political enemies. Do we have anything in common anymore?" - Acton

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Pew: Americans see stronger societal conflicts than people in other advanced economies

"The United States stands out among 17 advanced economies as one of the most conflicted when it comes to questions of social unity. A large majority of Americans say there are strong political and strong racial and ethnic conflicts in the U.S. and that most people disagree on basic facts." - Pew

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Barna Research releases study on how Americans view their work life and how churches might help

"Recent data collected this summer indicate that at least half of U.S. adults (21% definitely interested, 32% probably interested) would be interested if their local church addressed vocational well-being in their preaching and programs." - Barna

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Cultural Research Center: What Does It Mean When People Say They Are “Christian”?

"...the vast majority of American adults (69%) self-identify as 'Christian' and embrace many basic tenets of the faith. But a closer look shows that at the same time, many in this group hold views clearly in conflict with traditional teachings and only 9% actually possess a biblical worldview" - CRC

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