Catholics, Evangelicals & Other Protestants

The Rasmussen Reports conducted a survey of Christians in America and compared and contrasted various sectors of American Christianity. Here is a particular interesting result.

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Evangelical Christians attend a regular Bible Study or participate in some other small-group activity. Forty-seven percent (47%) of other Protestants take part in small groups related to their faith, along with 24% of Catholics.

Below is a copy of the survey and results from those who attended church regularly.

Survey of 928 Adults Who Regularly Attend Church

Conducted December 16, 2008

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Do you consider yourself a born-again Christian?

62% Yes
32% No

6% Not sure

2* Has anyone in your Church talked with you recently about accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior?

37% Yes
54% No

9% Not sure

3* In a typical week, how often do you read the Bible?

26% Rarely or never

20% About once a week

32% Several times a week

13% Once a day

5% More than once a day

4% Not sure

4* Okay… in a typical week, how often do you pray to confess sins?

13% Rarely or never

15% About once a week

26% Several times a week

25% Once a day

18% More than once a day

4% Not sure

5* Fine… in a typical week, how often do you pray to seek guidance?

7% Rarely or never

11% About once a week

30% Several times a week

22% Once a day

27% More than once a day

2% Not sure

6* Great… how often do you reflect on the meaning of Scripture in your life?

12% Rarely or never

17% About once a week

31% Several times a week

17% Once a day

20% More than once a day

3% Not sure

7* Within the last month, have you had a meaningful discussion with a non- Christian about your faith?

37% Yes
54% No

9% Not sure

8* Do you regularly participate in a Bible Study or other small group activity through your Church?

50% Yes
48% No

2% Not sure

9* Do you regularly volunteer for Church and other service activities?

65% Yes
31% No

3% Not sure

10* Think for a moment about the Church you attend on a regular basis. Does your Church do an excellent, good, fair, or poor job of helping you understand the Bible in depth?

61% Excellent
27% Good
7% Fair

2% Poor

3% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence

Visit the website to see more detailed results and comparisons.

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