Saturday, August 5, 2017

Christians Believe Poverty Is Person's Own Fault; Non-Christians Say Poverty Due to Circumstances

A new poll shows that white evangelical Christians are far more likely to believe than the average U.S. citizen that being poor is one's own fault, the Christian Today website reports.

The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family found that religion is a significant predictor of how Americans perceive poverty.

The poll found that 46 percent of all Christians said a lack of effort was generally to blame for someone being poor, compared to 29 percent of all non-Christians.

Non-religious Americans say difficult circumstances are more to blame, rather than lack of effort at 65 to 31 percent.

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