Christians say they are facing increased persecution in America

by Bradford Richardson  |  published on April 6, 2016

A new poll finds that, in just two years, the number of Americans who think Christians are facing growing intolerance in the United States has drastically increased.

Sixty-three percent of respondents in the LifeWay Research survey said they agree or strongly agree that Christians are facing growing levels of persecution, up from 50 percent in 2013. The bulk of the surge comes from respondents who said they “strongly agree” with the statement, which increased from 28 to 38 percent over that span.

A similar number, 60 percent, also said religious liberty is on the decline in America, up from 54 percent in 2013.

Although the poll shows higher rates of anxiety about the state of religious freedom in America, it also indicates that the issue is increasingly becoming polarized. A growing number of people in the survey said Christians “complain too much about how they are treated,” up from 34 percent in 2013 to 43 percent in 2015.

  • Phil Esposito

    I wouldn’t believe his Lifeway Research. Have you been to their website? They look kinda hinky. They’re talking about transformational stuff, when we should be getting back to the Bible. They’re probably a Soros creation trying to get a back door into the Church.

  • Bill Blackstone

    The Federal Government needs this country to be godless. They can not have something or someone above them. We all strive to deal with those at the top. If God is eliminated. Government is the rule. Government is god.

    FEMA camps will open. Christians are the new target of the final solution.

    • Rodney Steward

      All for the NWO that will never be achieved, but it will get nasty!

    • The “Federal Government” has nothing to do with massive attempt at godlessness. Not aware that the 2% richest in the USA now own/control all 3 parts of our Federal Government? And it is their agenda to get rid of Morality, Religion, Ethics because more profits in Business with morality Gone. Not Aware?

      The richest 2% now own most all USA Media, if you haven’t heard yet.

  • TeaTephi

    We Christians are suffering persecution here in America because we have allowed that which we should not have allowed. We brought it upon ourselves. We haven’t stood for God and his moral absolutes, nor have we fought the good fight for Jesus Christ and his right to rule as king. And so…..we suffer.

  • teaman

    Persecution of Christians is an absolute fact and it is increasing by the day. Yet islamic pukes get nothing. Why would I call them pukes? Because it is not a religion and never has been, but it is an ideology hell bent on would domination at whatever the cost……and Christians are paying a big cost around the world, while the perverted left protect these pukes. In a short while, the perverted bleeding heart left will know these pukes very well as their heads are coming off.

    • 100% false, teaman. (1) Islam is one of the most demanding and very largest True Faith in the world: demand is to Pray often, and more devoutly than us Christians. (2) The Reason Christianity is so much put down is the 2% Richest in the USA, who want to reduce our Morality and Faith to increase their Profits. Documented.

      • teaman

        You are 150% wrong. Islam is not a religion and it never has been. It is strictly an ideology hell bent on world domination at whatever the cost. You need to go here and read the best book ever written about this disgusting belief. You can read it for free at, “”.

        Prophet of Doom is the best-documented, most comprehensive, presentation of Islam’s five oldest and most reliable scriptural sources. Ishaq’s Biography of Muhammad, Tabari’s History of Islam, and Bukhari’s and Muslim’s Hadith, were used to reorder the Qur’an chronologically and to set its surahs into the context of Muhammad’s life. When this evidence is evaluated systematically, the only rational conclusion is that Islam’s lone prophet was a ruthless terrorist, a mass-murderer, a thief, slave trader, rapist and pedophile.

      • Rodney Steward

        WRONG, ISLAM IS A CULT!! Get a copy of the Koran and read some of it if U can stand it! Are U a Cult member!

        • You guys Know what a Religion is? Obviously you don’t. Are you anti-religion and anti-God/Allah/Jahweh (Several names for the obvious One God,) the power that created everything in the Universe, with the Scientifically established/proven Big Bang, from Zero Nothingness, Scientifically.

          • Rodney Steward

            It’s so hard for an atheist to explain anything about religion because you know nothing about it! Good luck Millennial!

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