A higher percentage of Protestants embrace teachings about material blessings

Donors streamed forward at a Southwest Believers' Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. A new survey finds African-Americansare more likely than others to agree with ideas associated with the prosperity gospel. (Michael Stravato/New York Times file photo)

A much higher proportion of U.S. Protestants embrace the so-called prosperity gospel than did in 2017, a study published last week by a Baptist research group found, and young people are dramatically more likely than older people to believe in its ideas.

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