July-August 2015 – Results from this year’s General Social Survey show that evangelicals identify with the feeling of being overworked. About half say their income is insufficient to pay their bills, 40% of evangelicals say they feel used up at the end of the day, and 30% say it’s hard to take time off to care for their families.
When it comes to mental health, evangelicals fare a little better than the average American. Overall, 15% of all Americans and 13% of evangelicals have been diagnosed with depression. All types of Christians as well as Jews have significantly less depression than those of other religious faiths, of whom 24% suffer from depression.
In one other area, evangelicals differ markedly from the general consensus. Nearly 70% of evangelicals don’t believe in the Big Bang, and 76% do not believe humans developed from other species, but 53% of all Americans believe in the Big Bang and the evolution of humans.