Regenerus also pointed to the lack of institutions also promoting the church's ethic of abstinence as one reason for the high numbers."It's certainly true that unmarried Christian adults are more 'at risk' on sexual matters (attitudes, behaviors), because there are now few (and maybe no other) institutions that reinforce Christian sexual ideals today. So it's a recipe for some cultural clash over sex, for sure," he wrote.
Daniel Weiss, the founder and president of The Brushfires Foundation, whose organization exists to help "people discover and live out God''s design for sexuality and relationships," said that the Church must wake up to the fact that it is not the primary influencer of many Christian young people's sexual ethics.
The Book of Common Prayer (BCP), a collection of traditional rites, blessings, liturgies, and prayers used throughout the Anglican Communion, is central to Episcopal worship.
The Episcopal Church was active in the Social Gospel movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Of the 1,007 polled by NEA and GMR, only 44 percent of unmarried Evangelicals ages 18-29 had had sex.
In contrast, in a Christian Mingle study released in January, only 50 percent of female Christians and 39 percent of Christian males said that they went to church at least once a month.
Still, almost all of the nation’s presidents have been Christians and many have been Episcopalians or Presbyterians, with most of the rest belonging to other prominent Protestant denominations.
Constitution famously prohibits any religious test or requirement for public office.
The first, Thomas Jefferson, lost his faith in orthodox Christianity at an early age, but continued to believe in an impersonal God as the creator of the universe.
Christians who attend church and read the Bible at least three times a week are less likely to have sex outside of marriage than those who do not engage in those religious practices.
In a 2012 study of Millenial Christians by the National Association of Evangelicals and Grey Matter Research, only respondents who attended worship services at least once a month were considered.
The current presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church is Michael Bruce Curry, the first African American bishop to serve in that position.
In 2014, The church was organized after the American Revolution, when it became separate from the Church of England, whose clergy are required to swear allegiance to the British monarch as Supreme Governor of the Church of England.