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Christians blaming poverty on lack of effort

Christians blaming poverty on lack of effort

Recent data showing Christians are twice as likely to blame poverty on lack of effort.

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Which is generally more often to blame if a person is poor: lack of effort on their own part, or difficult circumstances beyond their control?

The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation asked 1,686 American adults to answer that question — and found that religion is a significant predictor of how Americans perceive poverty.


Julie Zauzmer | Read the full article at The Washington Post

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Julie Zauzmer

Julie Zauzmer

 

Posted 3 August 2017

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