Why We Love Bad Stats About Christians

Award-winning religion reporter Bob Smietana takes on myths about negative statistics and the evangelical church in a well-sourced article he wrote for Facts & Trends magazine.

In the article, which you can read here, Ed Stetzer, President of LifeWay Research said,

“We reach bad conclusions when we latch onto one finding of one study, drag it out of context, and proclaim it from the rooftops without knowing whether our interpretation is justified.”

Facts are our friends, as Stetzer often says. Just make sure the facts are true.

Smietana’s article examines a few misquoted statistics, such as divorce rates among church-goers, Christians being bad tippers and the doomsday predictions about the demise of Christianity.

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Read the full article on the Facts & Trends website.

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