Most Churches to Hold Christmas Day and New Year's Services on Sunday
Dec 16, 2016 A new survey from LifeWay Research showed that nine in ten Protestant pastors said their churches will hold services on Christmas Day and New Year’s day, even when both of these days fall on a Sunday.
Minority of Americans Morally Object to Assisted Suicide, According to LifeWay Study
Dec 07, 2016 A new survey by LifeWay Research found that a majority of Americans believe medically assisted suicide is morally acceptable. About two-thirds of the people surveyed said that it was morally acceptable for terminally ill patients to seek medical help for swift death, and about the same number of people think doctors must be permitted to aid people to choose death.
Majority of Pastors 'Undecided' on Presidential Nominees, According to LifeWay Research
Oct 07, 2016 A majority of the pastors are undecided on their choice of presidential candidate, according to a new survey conducted by LifeWay Research.
Most Americans Have Superficial Knowledge of Bible, Hold Inconsistent Beliefs About God and Bible, Study Suggests
Sep 29, 2016 A majority of Americans are vague about theology and do not rely on everything in it even though they maintain that Bible is written by God, according to a new LifeWay Research.
LifeWay Research: Majority of Christians Against Church Endorsement of Political Candidates
Sep 09, 2016 Most Americans as well as Christians do not want to change Johnson Amendment which states that churches must lose their tax-exempt status if they endorse any political candidates, according to a new LifeWay Research.
Protestant Pastors Rarely Requested to Officiate Gay Weddings, Invitations Vary Among Denomination
Aug 19, 2016 A new LifeWay research shows that pastors are rarely requested to preside over same-sex marriages and that most of the requests are made to Presbyterian and reformed pastors, while Baptist pastors are least likely to be asked to officiate gay weddings.
Americans Prefer to Talk About Politics More than About God, Says LifeWay Study
Aug 03, 2016 Americans are more comfortable talking about politics than about God, according to a new survey by LifeWay Research.
Many Churches to Mix Patriotism and Worship on Independence Day Service Events
Jul 04, 2016 Most of the American pastors mix patriotism with worship of God on Fourth of July, according to a new study by LifeWay Research.
Majority of Unchurched Friends Are Willing to Listen About Faith, According to LifeWay Research Study
Jul 03, 2016 LifeWay Research conducted a survey to find out how often "unchurched Americans" think about faith, the meaning of life, and what are their general attitudes concerning religion.
Most Pastors Want to Minister in Prison, But Lack Resources for Long-Time Commitment
May 25, 2016 Most Protestant pastors like to preach in prison, but few have resources to run effective prison ministry, according to a new LifeWay research.
Most Pastors Believe Moral Failure Among Clergy Shouldn't Lead to Permanent Ban, But a Chance at Restoration: Survey
May 16, 2016 About 50 percent of Protestant pastors say ministers should temporarily resign if they are accused of adultery, but only a few thought that they should be banned permanently from pastoral position, a new survey by LifeWay Research reported.
More Christians Now Believe Intolerance has Increased Compared to 2013, Says LifeWay Research Study
Apr 03, 2016 A greater number of Americans now believe that religion liberty is declining, and that the religious rights of Christians are being suppressed in the United States, according to a comparative study done in 2013 and 2015 by LifeWay Research.
Pastors' Choice Different From Congregation When It Comes to Choosing President, Says Lifeway Survey
Feb 03, 2016 A poll count of favorite presidential candidates of Protestant pastors has been released by the LifeWay Research, which shows that Ted Cruz is the top favorite among the Republican-leaning pastors, while Hillary Clinton is leads the list among the Democrat-leaning pastors. A very low rating was recorded for Donald Trump.
Study Reveals Top Reasons Why Pastors Decide to Leave Pastoral Ministry
Jan 13, 2016 Evangelical pastors who resign from their jobs cite a different “calling,” conflict and burnout as three major reasons for retiring from the pulpit, according to a new survey of Protestant churches of four denominations.
More Non-Religious Americans Willing to Attend Church This Christmas Than Regular Churchgoers May Assume, Says Survey
Dec 16, 2015 More people may be willing to come to Church at Christmas, than most churchgoers assume. A new poll by LifeWay Research on 1,000 Americans, reveals that about 60 percent of the people attend church at Christmas, and among those who don’t attend, almost 57 percent said they would go if invited.