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
Lack of Resources, Unemployed or Underemployed
Lack of Time: No time for meaningful friendships, rest, recreation
Lack of Meaining: Life seems like an endless cycle of long workweeks, short weekends and paying bills
Lack of Safety: I do not feel my community is entirely safe for me (and my children and other family members)
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
I think some churches focus too much on programs and do not help individuals enough with real needs
I am not comfortable with churches and would not seek help there or refer anyone there
3. Do you attend or belong to a church?
Yes and it is a very important part of my life
Yes I go sometimes, but it is not a major part of my life
No, I have visited churches, but have not found one that I feel comfortable with
No, I went to church in the past, but it was not a good experience and I am not interested in going back
No, I have no interest in church
4. What are some characteristics of a church you would consider attending?
Friendly, no cliques
One that does not catagorize me into a group like "single" or "married"
One that understands that I have a lot of important commitments outside of church
One that will really find out the needs of the community and serve them
One that will understand that my big concern about money is not about greed, but survival
One that will understand that my need to perserve my time is not about selfishness, but survival
One that communicates a clear message about who God is and how to have a relationship with Him
Not Interested in church at all
08/14/2015 Religion 1681 39 By: gaylegarden16