Even though evangelical Christians are a group that gets a lot of attention from journalists, marketers, and politicians, it’s a group that most Americans struggle to define — and many admit they don’t have the slightest clue what an evangelical actually is. 36% of all Americans say they have no idea at all what an […]
According to this new poll, evangelicals will have a significant effect on the election outcome (59% of American adults said this was either “very” or “somewhat accurate” regarding evangelical voters). 59% believe evangelicals will cause the political conversation to be more conservative and 56% think that evangelicals will spend too much time complaining and not […]
Close to six-in-ten white evangelicals in the South say that torture can be often (20%) or sometimes (37%) justified in order to gain important information. Among those influenced by Christian teachings, a majority (52%) oppose torture – 14 points higher than white evangelicals in the South overall. A majority (52%) agree with the Golden Rule […]
Key findings: John McCain is solidly winning white evangelical Christians on the ballot. Young evangelical Christians are less likely to support McCain’s candidacy. Young white evangelical Christians also are less likely to give McCain a positive favorability rating than white evangelicals over age 30. Young evangelical Christians display generational differences on some key social issues.
Even with congregations of more than 1,000 members, the Baylor Religion Survey found that megachurches surprisingly are more intimate communities than small congregations of less than 100 members. During the past 63 years, several polls show the percentage of atheists has not changed at all, holding steady at only 4 percent of Americans who say […]