The Common Good

Results for Lifeway Research

U.S. Churchgoers Still Sit in Segregated Pews, and Most Are OK with That
Originally Posted: 01/16/2015 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

On the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Jan. 15), just as the civil rights drama “Selma” was nominated for best picture in the Oscar race, one fact of American life was little changed. ...

Why Are Religious Survey Results So Confusing?
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 3:46pm | 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 - 10:46am | 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 - 9:29am | 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 - 12:24pm | Type: Press

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Pastors Do Not Talk About "Domestic Violence" With The Church, Says US Survey
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 4:59pm | 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 - 11:43am | 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 - 4:14pm | 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 - 4:34pm | 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 - 10:43am | 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 - 2:57pm | 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 - 2:36pm | 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 - 7:55am | 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 ...