American Culture & Faith Institute’s C-3 Research Study
C-3 is an abbreviation for Conservative Clergy Canvass™. This is a longitudinal survey in which clergy from a panel of more than 5,000 theologically-conservative, senior pastors of Protestant churches are interviewed. In this research, these pastors represent the estimated 90,000 to 105,000 Protestant churches in America that are theologically conservative – roughly one-third of the nation’s Protestant churches. This is the only tracking or longitudinal study of its kind existent in the United States. Each survey examines divergent aspects of American culture, faith, and politics from the pastors’ perspective.
Under the direction of George Barna, ACFI regularly conducts surveys among this vital group of church leaders. The results of those studies are shared with organizational partners to enhance their joint efforts at motivating, educating, and activating conservatives across America through their churches.