Evangelical leaders optimistic in developing world, pessimistic in affluent nations
Catholic World News - June 24, 2011
A new international survey conducted by the Pew Forum shows that Evangelical Protestants in the developing world are generally optimistic about the future prospects for their churches, while those in the developed world are pessimistic.
Pew found that 71% of the Evangelical leaders questioned in the “global south” believed that their congregations would be stronger in five years, whereas 55% of those in the “global north” said that their churches would be the same or worse. Similarly 58% of those in the developing countries said that Evangelicals are gaining public influence, while 66% in the developed world said that their influence is on the wane.
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