Church Wellbeing Survey

THE INFLUENCE OF CHURCH ON WELLBEING IN ADOLESCENTS AND MILLENNIALS

Teleios Research conducted a survey by recruiting respondents from visitors to InstaPray, a Christian Instagram account. We asked 884 participants about their Christian life and how church affected their wellbeing.

I typically attend a church service __ times per month.

Answer

Percent

Once

4.4%

Twice

5.2%

Three

7.6%

Four or more

79.6%

I do not attend church at least once/month

3.2%

 

Gender

Answer

Percent

Male

26.9%

Female

73.1%

 

Age

Options

Percent

11-17

34.9%

18-30

39.4%

Over 31

25.8%

 

Location

Answer

Percent

Africa

4.6%

Asia

15.5%

Australia

2.4%

Canada

4.1%

Europe

12.7%

North America (other than USA and Canada)

2.2%

South America

2.3%

United States

56.1%

 

Education

Answer

Percent

College graduate or post-graduate

30.4%

Some college

19.4%

High school graduate

20.5%

Some high school

22.2%

No high school

7.5%

 

Employment

Answer

Percent

Employed

37.0%

Homemaker

5.3%

Unemployed or looking for work

6.6%

Retired

1.4%

College student

17.0%

Under 18

32.7%

 

Religious identity

Answer

Percent

Cultural Christian

18.2%

Evangelical Christian

77.3%

Christian Seeker

4.1%

Non-Christian

0.5%

 

How does church/church members help your wellbeing? (choose up to 3 of the most important)

Answer

Percent

Assist spiritual growth

56.3%

Comfortable and pleasing worship surroundings

35.0%

Encouraging praise and worship

54.2%

Emotional support

38.2%

I have an area(s) that I can direct within the church

8.0%

Prayer

58.6%

Bible-based fellowship

38.0%

Opportunities for service and outreach

25.1%

Helpful programs to care for my children

3.9%

High quality small group

18.0%

My needs are met

11.4%

My children’s needs are met

4.7%

None

4.6%

 

How does church leadership help your wellbeing? (choose up to 3 of the most important)

Answer

Percent

Bible-based teaching and preaching

75.4%

Powerful biblical vision for the church

44.3%

Supporting church programs

31.3%

Willingness to undertake church discipline

17.3%

Assisting my needs

16.2%

Encouraging, Bible-based speech

51.3%

Implementing my suggestions

7.7%

Effective pastoral care

30.3%

None

8.4%