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Half of American evangelicals view Islam as violent religion

By   /  April 26, 2013  /  Polls  /  No Comments

VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) April 26, 2013 – Sixty-two percent of evangelicals say they have an unfavorable view of Islam and 39 percent have a “very unfavorable” view of the religion, according to the latest Barna Group survey. The results come less than two weeks after the Boston marathon bombings. Much attention has been given to […]

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What are the most—and least—‘Bible-minded’ cities?

By   /  January 23, 2013  /  Featured, Polls  /  No Comments

VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Jan. 23, 2013 – There’s no surprise that according to Barna Group’s latest survey, the South remains reigning champs in terms of being the most Bible-minded. But if you thought New York City or Las Vegas would be fighting for the bottom of the list, you may be surprised. Barna conducted 42,855 […]

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Poll: 7 in 10 Hispanics want Biblical values taught in public schools

By   /  November 14, 2012  /  Featured, Polls  /  No Comments

NEW YORK (WordNews.org) Nov. 14, 2012 – Sixty-nine percent of Hispanics, America’s fastest-growing population group, want Biblical values taught in public schools, according to a new study. The study also found 42 percent of Hispanics say the Bible influences their political and social views, however 43 percent said they read the Bible less than once […]

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Christians to cast votes for Romney over Obama, latest poll finds

By   /  August 28, 2012  /  Featured, Politics, Polls  /  No Comments

VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Aug. 28, 2012 – Christian men say they’ll vote for the Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, over Barack Obama, a Democrat, by a 58 percent to 34 percent margin. Christian women also say they’ll vote for Romney, a Mormon, over Obama, 53 percent to 30 percent, according tot he latest Barna Group survey. […]

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Majority of women say they’re satisfied with their church experience

By   /  August 19, 2012  /  Featured, Polls  /  No Comments

VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) August 19, 2012 –  Women overwhelmingly say they are pleased with their experiences at church and the leadership opportunities they have. According to the latest Barna Group survey, 73 percent of the women surveyed said they are making the most of their gifts, and 72 percent said they are involved in meaningful […]

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Evangelicals pick Romney over Obama, poll says

By   /  April 6, 2012  /  Politics, Polls  /  No Comments

VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) April 5, 2012 — Christian evangelicals dislike the job President Barack Obama is doing and will overwhelmingly vote against him in the upcoming election, according to the latest Barna Group survey. While Christian evangelicals make up just 7 percent of the adult population, they represent 10 percent of the voter population, meaning […]

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Majority of pastors reassessing mission statements this year, survey says

By   /  March 9, 2012  /  Church  /  No Comments

By AARON CHARLES For Word News SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WordNews.org) March 4, 2012 – Pastor Ken Fetter said when considering making changes to his church’s ministry — such as developing new programs — he first makes sure it lines up with Hillside Missionary Church’s main purpose. “Do you get so concerned with mortar, brick, and […]

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Our favorite sins?

By   /  March 9, 2012  /  Books, Polls  /  No Comments

NASHVILLE (WordNews.org) Feb. 15, 2012 – Worry and anxiety top the list of Americans’ favorite sins, according to new research by the Barna Group. Sixty percent of Americans admit they fall prey to too much worrying; another 60 percent procrastinate; and 55 percent say they’re overwhelmed by the desire to overeat. The results are contained […]

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