Many women with unplanned pregnancies go silently from the church pew to the abortion clinic, convinced the church would gossip rather than help, a new study by LifeWay Research shows. More than 4 in 10 women who have had an abortion were churchgoers when they ended a pregnancy, researchers found in a survey sponsored by Care Net, a nonprofit organization supporting more than 1,100 pregnancy centers across North America.
The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) initiated the development of an evangelical beliefs research definition for accurate and consistent use among researchers more than two years ago. In partnership with LifeWay Research, the definition was crafted, reviewed and tested for validity.
For Americans, Thanksgiving is about faith and family, and not much else. More than half (56 percent) tell LifeWay Research the most important part of the annual holiday is “being thankful to God for my blessings.” Almost 4 in 10 (39 percent) say “time with family and friends” tops their Thanksgiving priorities.
Before a divorce, churchgoers in troubled marriages look a lot like their happily married counterparts at church—participating, serving, and leading at similar rates. After a divorce, the differences can be stark. Twenty percent have dropped out of church entirely. Those are among the findings of a new study conducted by LifeWay Research and sponsored by Focus on the Family.
When it comes to Halloween, most Americans don’t have a problem celebrating the spooky holiday. Yet, one-third say they avoid Halloween or its pagan elements, according to a new study from LifeWay Research.