Survey: Christian Leaders Often Contact Politicians

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Many Christian leaders find themselves getting involved in politics and government, according to a recent survey.

The September Evangelical Leaders Survey found that 48 percent of evangelical leaders have personally met with at least one of their senators or congressional representatives.

Other indicated they'd written or spoken on the phone with an elected official.

"Some may say the motivation is primarily political persuasion. I think it is primarily good Christian citizenship," said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, which conducts the survey.

CBN News spoke with Galen Carey of the National Association of Evangelicals about the survey and what it reveals.  Click play for his comments.

Some Christian leaders said they had no agenda in contacting a politician, but found value in knowing their elected officials. Others said a specific legislation or concern prompted them.

The NAE Board of Directors conducts the Evangelical Leaders Survey every month. Participants include the CEOs of denominations and representatives from evangelical organizations such as missions, universities, and churches.

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