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
Published December 31st, 2009 by Peter Elliott
Survey: Majority of pastors deem Islam dangerous
Peter Elliott is a veteran news and sports journalist. He enjoys interviewing others about how God works in their lives and sharing that with readers. He is also a lifelong, long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan. He resides in Indianapolis with his wife and three sons.
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