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Results for Lifeway Research

Why Are Religious Survey Results So Confusing?
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

Reading religion surveys can seem like confronting the Tower of Babel: stacked questions, confusing terms, unscientific methodology. It gets even crazier when results are contradictory. How does that happen? ...

What Do Americans Pray for? Themselves. And Maybe a Sports Team
Originally Posted: 10/02/2014 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

When Americans aren’t busy praying for themselves or their own needs — and most of them are — many are seeking divine intervention on behalf of a favorite sports team or the golden ticket in the lottery, accor ...

Churches Shun Mental Illness; Offer Little Help to Sufferers, Families
Originally Posted: 09/23/2014 - 8:29am | Type: Blog

Protestant clergy rarely preach about mental illness to their congregations and only one quarter of congregations have a plan in place to assist members who have a mental health crisis, a new LifeWay Research ...

Study Finds Majority Of Pastors Are Ill-Equipped To Handle Domestic, Sexual Violence Issues
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 11:24am | Type: Press

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Pastors Do Not Talk About "Domestic Violence" With The Church, Says US Survey
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 3:59pm | Type: Press

June 29, 2014 Sojo in the News Inforgospel ...

Behind the Numbers: Religious 'Nones' May Not Be Who You Think They Are
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

In recent surveys, the religious “nones” — as in, “none of the above” — appear to lead in the faith marketplace. In fact, “none” could soon be the dominant label U.S. adults pick when asked to describe their r ...

Protestant Pastors Support Immigration Reform, According to Survey
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

A new poll from Nashville-based LifeWay Research finds nearly six in 10 senior pastors of Protestant churches support immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. The n ...

Can Online Communion Be a Substitute for the Real Thing?
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

As online worship becomes more common in some churches, leaders within the United Methodist Church are debating whether the denomination should condone online Communion. As online ...

Poll: Americans See Gay Marriage as Inevitable
Originally Posted: 03/14/2013 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S. is inevitable, according to a study by LifeWay Research, a Nashville polling firm with ties to the Southern Baptist Convention. ...

Fewer Americans View Homosexuality as a Sin
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

Americans’ acceptance of gays and lesbians is continuing to grow, with a new poll showing that just over a third of Americans view homosexuality as a sin, down from 44 percent a year earlier. ...

Q Conference - Ed Stetzer and The Future of Discipleship
Originally Posted: 04/11/2012 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

LifeWay recently completed a study looking at, among other things, the future of discipleship. The study examined eight attributes of discipleship: biblical engagement, obeying God and denying self, serving Go ...

Experts Challenge Santorum’s Remarks Linking College to Faith Loss
Originally Posted: 02/28/2012 - 6:55am | Type: Blog

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum's claim that U.S. colleges drive young Christians out of church is facing scrutiny from Protestant and Catholic experts. Republi ...