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Americans Believe Suicide Is Epidemic, Not Pathway to Hell

Religious beliefs and practice also play a role in attitudes toward suicide. Those with evangelical beliefs are more likely than those without evangelical beliefs to say suicide is selfish (48% v. 35%) and automatically leads to hell (39% v. 18%).

Mental Health Issues and the Church

Most pastors have experience with mental illness in their congregations.

Americans Divided on Who Should Lead Healthy Conversations on Challenges in America

There is no consensus among Americans on who is in the best position to generate healthy conversations around challenges in society.

Americans Believe Religious Liberty Is Declining, More Believe Christians Face Intolerance

Most Americans say religious liberty is declining in the country, and more believe Christians are facing increased intolerance.

Religious Faith, Church Attendance Aligns With More Pro-life Views

Not all pro-life Americans are religious, but religious Americans are more likely to be pro-life and less likely to be pro-abortion rights.
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Americans Open to Most Churches, Regardless of Denomination

Most Americans are open to a variety of denominations of Christian churches, including many people of other faiths or no faith at all.
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Christians Say They’re Seeking but not Having Evangelistic Conversations

Christians express a desire to talk about their faith, yet few have shared with someone how to become a Christian in the past six months.
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Faith and Self-Censorship

People are more open to having gospel conversations than we expect
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Stress Tops Mental Challenges Pastors Face

More pastors identify stress (31%) as their greatest mental challenge in ministry than any other challenge.
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Key Beliefs and Behaviors Show Where Born-Again Christian Parents Can Bolster Worldview

A focus on correcting key errant views of born-again Christian parents could significantly improve their worldview, help them to become more godly parents and might even spark a revival in the next generation.