Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Study: Unchurched will talk about faith

By Bob Smietana

Americans who don't go to church are happy to talk about religion and often think about the meaning of life, according to a new study released today (June 28).

They're also open to taking part in community service events hosted at a church or going to a church concert, the research revealed. But only about a third say they'd be interested in going to a worship service, and few think about what happens after they die.
Those are among the findings of a new online survey of 2,000 unchurched Americans from LifeWay Research. The survey, conducted in partnership with the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., found more than half of Americans who don't go to church identify as Christians.
But they are mostly indifferent to organized religion, said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research.
"Unchurched Americans aren't hostile to faith," he said. "They just don't think church is for them."