About the American Culture & Faith Institute
The American Culture & Faith Institute (ACFI), a division of United in Purpose – Education, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit research organization that regularly conducts national surveys to gauge the sentiment and activity of politically conservative, spiritual active Christians in America. The information gained from these studies is used in various ways: to help UiP in its planning and outreach efforts, to support UiP’s organizational partners in their efforts to impact their circles of influence, to educate the public by sharing insights about conservatives through the media, and to educate Christian church leaders about the people they serve.
ACFI closely examines the heartbeat of two particular segments of the population through its branded tracking research: the RightView and C-3 research projects.
This is a longitudinal survey in which a panel of more than 25,000 adults who are politically conservative and spiritually active are studied. The primary group within this base is known as SAGE Cons –
Spiritually Active Governance Engaged Conservatives. 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.
ACFI regularly conducts new RightView surveys among this group of individuals, providing invaluable insight to UiP’s numerous organizational partners who are engaged in motivating, educating, and activating conservatives across America.
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.
ACFI regularly conducts surveys among this vital group of church leaders. The results of those studies are shared with UiP’s organizational partners to enhance their joint efforts at motivating, educating, and activating conservatives across America through their churches.