While nearly half of the adult population attends religious services during a typical week, people’s conceptual bond to the local church remains tenuous. Fewer than one out of every five adults firmly believes that a congregational church is a critical element in their spiritual growth and just as few strongly contend that participation in some [...]
Although Americans believe they are better informed about Islam than they were five years ago, fewer than one in five say their impression of the religion is favorable. Forty-five percent of respondents said they have an unfavorable view of Islam, a rise from 36 percent in February. And the public’s impression of Islam has diminished [...]
Four out of five senior pastors of Protestant churches consider their church to be “evangelical.” The new research found that 45% of all adults meet the criteria that The Barna Group uses to classify people as “born again.” That number went up from 31% in 1983. Note: The Barna Group identifies evangelical and Born-Again Christians [...]
Nearly six in 10 Americans think Islam is prone to violent extremism, nearly half regard it unfavorably, and one in four admits to prejudicial feelings against Muslims and Arabs alike.
56% of respondents thought the violent protests by Muslims in reaction to Danish cartoons were unjustified and a plurality of respondents (41%) were unsure of whether the Danish newspaper was justified in printing the cartoon.