“Evangelicals and the Case for Foreign Aid
Americans think 25% of federal dollars go to aid. It’s really about 1%”
By Richard Stearns, President of World Vision
But why are evangelical Christians largely absent from this religious coalition?
This is largely true, but a Pew survey earlier this year found that 56% of evangelicals think “aid to the world’s poor” should be the first thing cut from the federal budget. In September, a Baylor University survey found that Americans who strongly believe that “God has a plan” for their lives—as evangelicals do—are the most likely to oppose government intervention on behalf of the poor.
Source: The Wall Street Journal