When it comes to giving, evangelical Christians out-give their peers—both religious and non-religious—by significant margins, a new study from Barna suggests.
According to Barna, its research shows that more than 3 in 4 evangelical Christians (79 percent) contributed money to a charity or church last year. Meanwhile, only 1 percent of all evangelicals reported making no charitable contribution at all–much less than the national average (13 percent reported no giving) and the average for non-Christian faiths (27 percent reported no giving).
Barna also found that "evangelical Christians seem to be the most content financially (regardless of household income); they are more likely to feel they have more money than they need (14% compared to 6% or less in each other faith segment), and less likely to feel they are struggling."
But Barna also noted an interesting and "marked" difference between evangelical Christians and non-evangelical "born-again" Christians. "While 79% of evangelicals made ...1