Study emphasizes progress in ending extreme poverty

“Ending extreme poverty closer than most realize” The Christian Post. October 20, 2011.

According to a new study, 93 percent of American Christians say they are concerned about global poverty, but many of them are unaware of the progress that has been made in the quest to eliminate poverty worldwide.

The study was conducted in September by the Barna Group, which surveyed 1,429 adults in the US with an oversampling of young Christians. The survey was commissioned by Compassion International, a Christian organization that ministers to over 1.2 million needy children in 26 different countries worldwide.

One-third of Christians surveyed said they were “extremely concerned” about the world’s poverty problems and four out of five of Christians said they feel a special responsibility to help solve them.

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