Poll finds Christians more concerned about AIDS crisis

By November 29, 2004

International (MNN/WV) — A news survey reveals a small, but significant increase among evangelicals will to donate money to help and support children orphaned by AIDS.

According to World Vision, the poll found that 14-percent of American evangelicals definitely would be willing to donate money to AIDS education and prevention in sub-Saharan Africa and other regions devastated by the disease. It also indicated 17-percent would help children orphaned by AIDS. The statistics are much higher than in 2002 when the same poll found five-percent and three percent, respectively.

World Vision’s President Richard Stearns says, “The needle is moving in the right direction, but we – Americans overall and Christians – still have a long way to go.”

The survey was commissioned by World Vision and conducted by the Barna Research Group.

Many groups who are reaching out to HIV/AIDS victims are excited about the new information and are praying this will translate into more money that will help lead many to Christ.

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