Most Protestant churchgoers believe that giving 10 percent of their income is a biblical requirement they should follow but they also define the practice of tithing in a variety of ways, a new Lifeway Research survey shows.
About half say they can give their tithes to a Christian ministry instead of a church.
One in 3 say tithes can go to help a person who is in need.
And more than 1 in 6 say their funds can go to a secular charity.
“For many churchgoers, tithing is just another term for generosity,” said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research.
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