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Pew: How Evangelicals Live Out Their Faith in 32 Aspects of Everyday Life

Survey compares American Christians on evangelism, exercise, eating, recycling, and dozens more.
Pew: How Evangelicals Live Out Their Faith in 32 Aspects of Everyday Life
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Only 1 in 3 evangelicals that pray daily and worship weekly think keeping the Fourth Commandment is essential to being a Christian.

Only 2 in 5 get advice from their pastor when making a major life decision.

Building upon its massive survey of American Christians, today the Pew Research Center released a follow-up survey on religion in everyday life. The seven-year main study, meant to “fill the gap” left by the US census and the self-reporting of denominations, studied the change of religion in America from 2007 to 2014. CT covered the two-part release last year.

The study released today is a supplemental look at everyday religion in the United States, meant to examine how religious beliefs and practices go beyond prayer and church attendence to influence the day-to-day lives of Americans.

About 30 percent of Americans are highly religious (those who pray daily and attend church at least once a week), and half of them are evangelical Protestants, according to Pew. Evangelical Protestants ...

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