Survey Finds Most Hispanic Christians are Ambivalent on Israel

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Survey finds efforts to diversify Christian Zionism have a ways to go.

Hispanic Christians—whether evangelicals, mainline Protestants, or Catholics—are more likely to say the nation of Israel has the right to exist than the average American.

They worry about the fate of Christians in the Palestinian territories, and sympathize with both Palestinians and Israelis.

But the Bible, most say, has little to do with how they see Israel.

Those are among the findings of an online survey of self-identified Hispanic Christians and their views on Israel from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

Few Hispanic Christians have a negative view of Israel, said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. But many have no opinion.

“Overall, Israel isn’t a major concern for many Hispanic Christians,” he said.

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SOURCE: Christianity Today
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