Results for - Unmet Needs

1,681 voters participated in this survey

1. When my grandparents were growing up, the church was in their neighborhood and they could walk to it. It was a central place where people in the community connected. Often it was the place where needs would be met. Now that churches are not central to neighborhoods, what needs do you see going unmet in many neighborhoods?

Loneliness, no close relationships
34%
567 votes
Lack of Resources, Unemployed or Underemployed
24%
410 votes
Lack of Time: No time for meaningful friendships, rest, recreation
28%
469 votes
Lack of Meaining: Life seems like an endless cycle of long workweeks, short weekends and paying bills
33%
555 votes
Lack of Safety: I do not feel my community is entirely safe for me (and my children and other family members)
19%
325 votes
n/a
39%
658 votes

2. Do you think that churches could help to meet some of those needs?

I think some do a pretty good job trying to meet some of theses needs
35%
582 votes
I think some churches focus too much on programs and do not help individuals enough with real needs
21%
347 votes
I am not comfortable with churches and would not seek help there or refer anyone there
15%
244 votes
n/a
30%
508 votes

3. Do you attend or belong to a church?

Yes and it is a very important part of my life
19%
311 votes
Yes I go sometimes, but it is not a major part of my life
14%
227 votes
No, I have visited churches, but have not found one that I feel comfortable with
13%
221 votes
No, I went to church in the past, but it was not a good experience and I am not interested in going back
11%
187 votes
No, I have no interest in church
21%
353 votes
n/a
23%
382 votes

4. What are some characteristics of a church you would consider attending?

Friendly, no cliques
35%
589 votes
One that does not catagorize me into a group like "single" or "married"
18%
308 votes
One that understands that I have a lot of important commitments outside of church
17%
282 votes
One that will really find out the needs of the community and serve them
26%
444 votes
One that will understand that my big concern about money is not about greed, but survival
18%
300 votes
One that will understand that my need to perserve my time is not about selfishness, but survival
12%
198 votes
One that communicates a clear message about who God is and how to have a relationship with Him
27%
448 votes
Not Interested in church at all
21%
355 votes
n/a
25%
413 votes
08/14/2015 Religion 1681 39 By: gaylegarden16
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