A pastor and theology student analyses in a research paper the health of Spanish evangelical churches and their leadership regarding spiritual abuse.
The debate in Scotland around the candidacy of evangelical Kate Forbes shows that orthodox Christian values such as heterosexual marriage are viewed as disqualifying for political leadership.
According to a report from the OPG, one year after its approval, the most common reason given for requesting assisted suicide is fear of existential suffering in the future.
A survey by Forum 18 shows that “violations of the human rights have increased since fraudulent presidential elections and the regime's support for Russia's invasion of Ukraine”.
One in four have no close friends, statistics say. Christian communicator Sheridan Voysey encourages Europeans to answer a survey that will shape a pioneer “Friendship Lab”.
A survey shows that Roman Catholics decline the most and go to church the least. Over half of Protestants attend church at least once a month.
A survey published by the Theos think tank also shows that 64% believe that “there are some things that science will never be able to explain”.
According to a major survey, evangelicals are 37% of the population, Roman Catholics, 33%. 29% said they are unaffiliated believers and 1% identify as non-believers.
About half of the Swedish population feels they cannot speak openly about their political and religious views.
Researchers found that 40% of the UK Christian families have less engagement with their church since the pandemic. Current attendance in US churches is at 85%.
Recent surveys in Germany and the Netherlands analyse the daily decisions of church members to see if they differ from the rest of society.
A study shows that a majority of Dutch people think it is important that certain conditions are met before a legal gender change.
A survey among pastors also finds that Christian communities had more chances to connect with new people. Church leaders are still feeling exhausted.
A survey interviewed 25,000 teenagers in 26 countries. “It’s rare that teens think poorly of Jesus. The global impression of Jesus is that he is trustworthy, generous, wise, peaceful”, the authors say.
The recently released State of Theology survey states that “Americans often aren’t sure how to balance hot-button cultural issues with theological beliefs”.
A survey shows that among millennials and Generation Z, girls are more likely than boys to reject any religious approach.
A survey identifies the interests, difficulties and hopes of young people, with religion playing a much less relevant role than in previous generations.
A survey shows that 73.1% of Danes see religion as a source of conflict, while only 8.4% believe it leads to peace.
A survey says most German Protestants agree that social union is weakening. The government proposed mandatory voluntary service for young people.
A study by the Observatory for Religious Pluralism found that almost half of respondents, all from religious minorities, were discriminated against at work because of their beliefs.
The Talking Jesus report shows that non-Christians like Christians but not the church. It analyses how people come to faith and the conversations about Jesus between Christians and unbelievers.
The Talking Jesus research analyses “the evangelism landscape in the UK today”. 42% say they are non-practising Christians and 16% identify as agnostics or atheists.
Spain as a model for research.
A new survey shows that “the vast majority of US evangelicals are largely satisfied with their church”. Outreach and in-depth teaching are the weakest of the 14 areas surveyed.
Self-identified Christians were 73% of the population in 2011 - they are now 63%, says a Pew Research study. Protestantism is the faith group that has suffered the biggest secularisation.
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