Teleios Research evaluates Christian and secular help organizations
By: Teleios Research
Types of organizations included in this evaluation were family and child, medical, education, urban development, poverty alleviation, and legal services. Types of organizations from the secular-based list unable to be matched to a Christian agency were those that advocated abortion or LGBTQ+ rights.
This study included 69 Christian-based organizations matched to 69 secular-based organizations. The analysis revealed that Christian-based organizations spent a lower percentage of total expenditures on overhead (10% versus 15%; P= 0.003) and a greater percentage on relief (83% versus 77%; P= 0.0008).
No significant differences were found (P> 0.05) between groups in other parameters including: overhead cost (averages given for Christian organizations first; $7,339,814 versus $2,857,418), overhead cost per person ($159 versus $255), number of people served annually (1,319,342 versus 1,192,525), total amount spent ($65,427,988 Christian versus $60,072,752)
This study showed both secular and Christian-based organizations provide substantial amounts of services to help certain groups within the United States. Christian-based organizations appear to work more efficiently with a lower overhead and a greater percent given to relief.
Other findings from Teleios Research are on our website (http://www.teleiosresearch.com/
WC Stewart, AC Kleinhans, JA Stewart, LA Nelson
About Teleios - Teleios is a non-profit foundation that seeks to demonstrate the truth of scripture and the Christian faith through scientific methods by providing evidence for the positive results of a biblically-based lifestyle. Prior studies conducted by Teleios have shown that the practice of the Christian faith (praise, prayer, fellowship, service and Bible study) and security of salvation increases well-being while reducing guilt.
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