Good news for the poor?
Our latest research contains fascinating details on what evangelicals think are the causes and potential solutions for poverty, and how they and their churches are personally responding to the realities of poverty both at home and abroad.
Our survey of more than 1,600 evangelicals found that many are directly involved in tackling poverty;donating to food banks, volunteering with poverty projects or supporting people they know who are struggling financially.
But others admit that they or their churches are not really living out their beliefs; often being too concerned for their own needs or treating poorer people differently. In fact, two thirds think that churches in the UK are not very good at discipling and sharing their faith with the poorest – an issue we examined during our February 2015 Council meeting.
Our research is designed to spark conversations and ideas in your church. To help churches and small groups take a deeper look at some of the issues we've produced resources, including discussion questions and a Powerpoint presentation. A summary of the key findings is also available, taken from pages 4-5 of the report.
This report was published in May 2015, with the survey taken by 1,607 evangelicals in November 2014.
More detailed information about this survey is available. If you have specific questions arising from the reports or would like to see the original data tables, please contact our research manager, Greg Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org.