Survey: Majority of pastors deem Islam dangerous

Results of a recent pastors’ survey by LifeWay Research reveals a majority agree with the statement “I believe Islam is a dangerous religion.” Sixty-six percent – exactly two-thirds – of respondents either strongly agreed (45 percent) or somewhat agreed (21 percent) with the statement. The survey dovetails with a Pew Research Center survey done in August which state 38 percent of Americans state Islam is more likely to encourage violence than other religions. “It’s important to note,” LifeWay Research president Ed Stetzer pointed out, “our survey asked whether pastors viewed Islam as ‘dangerous,’ but that does not necessarily mean ‘violent.’ ‘Dangerous’ can be defined in a variety of ways, including from the perspective of spiritual influence. Regardless of the definition, the numbers tell us that Protestant pastors are concerned.” For the full survey data, see: http://www.lifeway.com/article/?id=169909

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