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National Survey on Perspectives on Poverty

Sponsor: The Barna Group
Released: 2007-06

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A majority of Americans are very concerned about poverty though they are largely misinformed about its severity. Evangelical Christians are half as likely as other Americans to view poverty as the biggest challenge facing the nation. Evangelicals are also least likely to see poverty as a government job/most likely to see it as the church’s job.

Note: The Barna Group identifies evangelical and Born-Again Christians differently than other polling organizations, using their own criteria rather than self-identification.