Teleios conducted a survey of pastors graduating from Bible believing seminaries to assess their perception of their role in society and the impact of adversarial attitudes of culture or government against their ministry.


The survey was sent to 1064 pastors of whom 164 (15%) responded. Most respondents were from the Western US (32%), pastored a congregation of 100-200 attendees (32%, although 15% pastored a church of >1000 attendees), were non-denominational (47%), pastored their church >20 years (40%) and help the position of Head Pastor (73%).






Bible adherent pastors believe that Christianity’s teaching is beneficial for individuals and society. However, many pastors perceive negative societal and governmental pressure because of their beliefs. Accordingly, pastors generally assert the importance of constitutional freedoms to maintain their ability to express themselves.

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