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Survey: Americans Oppose Religious Exemptions From Coronavirus-Related Restrictions

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that U.S. adults overwhelmingly say houses of worship should be required to follow the same rules about social distancing and...

Research: Majority of Americans Believe Works Are the Key to Salvation

A majority of Americans, a new survey finds, no longer believe that Jesus Christ is the way to eternal salvation. Faith (generally) and good works, they say,...

1 in 3 Practicing Christians Is Still and Only Attending Their Pre-COVID Church

Recently, Barna Group revealed findings about “The New Sunday Morning,” highlighting trends in church attendance and engagement since the nation’s response to COVID-19 began in March of...

Research: How Do Christians Respond When High-Profile Figures Leave the Faith?

In recent months and years, several high-profile Christian pastors and musicians announced they no longer identify as Christian or believe in core doctrines of the faith. These public...

Digital-Savvy Churches See Consistent Giving During Pandemic

Givelify has released a new report that explores how giving to churches has changed during the pandemic. Giving In Faith: How Coronavirus Widened the Digital Divide found...

Survey: How Long Should Sermons Be?

When pastors begin to welcome back their congregations to in-person services, they may want to consider offering them a shorter sermon. A study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found...

Research: Pastors’ Views on Global Warming

For the first time, a majority of Protestant pastors believe global warming is happening and caused by humans. A survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found 53% of Protestant...

Research: Pastors, Current Events and End Times

A majority of pastors see signs of the end times in current events.