Survey shows pastors believe religious liberty is on the decline

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A survey of American preachers, conducted by Nashville-based LifeWay Research shows growing concern among senior pastors about religious liberty in America.
About seven in 10 senior pastors at Protestant churches say Christians have lost or are losing the culture war. The telephone survey was taken Sept. 4-19, 2013.
According to LifeWay, seventy percent of the pastors agree with the statement, "Religious liberty is on the decline in America." Twenty-seven percent disagree. Eighty-one percent of self-identified evangelical pastors were more likely to agree. Among mainline pastors, 47 percent agreed.
Seventy-nine percent of Evangelical pastors were more likely to say that Christians are losing or have lost the culture war. . That compares to 60 percent among mainline pastors.

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