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What is Good Preaching?

The Pew Research Center has released a study about what folks look for when looking for a new church. Considering that half of U.S. adults end up looking for a new church at some point in their lives, this is a crucial study for understanding the vitality of the modern American Church. 879 more words

Election 2016: More polarized than ever

This won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but new poll results from Pew Research and other sources show that the American electorate is further apart than anytime in the last 25 years. 870 more words

The state of news media in the US: what you need to know

Article originally published on TheMediaBriefing.

The Pew Research Center’s annual “State of News Media” report is a must-read for US media watchers. This year’s 118-page study provides an extensive exploration of annual variances — and wider longitudinal trends — across newspapers, cable, local and network news, digital outlets, podcasting and audio, as well as more specialist media. 1,737 more words


What is a Millennial? I'll Tell You, Just Don't Call Me That

Think this is what a millennial is?–

Well, you’re sort-of right…

We’ll discuss some of the truth behind the perception of millennials in a minute, but let’s start with definitions. 503 more words


Book Reading 2016 report

A growing share of Americans are reading e-books on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats. 467 more words

3 Signs You're a Big City Christian

Is there a difference in religious practices between big city Christians and our country cousins? Let’s take a look. A 2015 survey of more than 35,000 adults in the U.S. 283 more words


Choosing a New Church or House of Worship | Pew Research Center

About half of U.S. adults have looked for a new religious congregation at some point in their lives, most commonly because they have moved.

CHR Comment: A helpful new survey for congregations interested in doing outreach or in guiding their members who move to new locations. 12 more words

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