IU Survey: Christians Not Going Green

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Despite their best efforts, environmentalists have not been able to green Christianity, in fact they’ve been losing ground, according to a survey from Indiana University. “This study provides such evidence through an examination of longitudinal data from Gallup’s annual surveys on the environment,” the abstract of the study by David Konisky reads. “The analysis reveals little evidence that Christians have expressed more environmental concern over time.”

“In fact, across many measures, Christians tend to show less concern about the environment. This pattern holds across Catholic, Protestant, and other Christian denominations and for differing levels of religiosity. These findings support a conclusion that there has not been a discernible “greening of Christianity” among the American public.”