Most evangelicals assist girls in preaching and educating

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A survey of evangelicals shows that women have broad support in church leadership positions, including the pulpit sermon on Sunday.

In the poll by political scientist Ryan P Burge, 72.8% of those surveyed supported women who preached on Sunday morning.

Eight out of ten (81%) were happy that women preached at women's conferences, and 86.9% agreed that they should be able to teach Sunday school.

A fifth of evangelicals aged 65 and over disagreed with women preaching, but the same proportion of 18-35 year old evangelicals were also on the pulpit against women.

Writing in the US magazine Christianity Today, according to Burge, the results suggest that "in all debates about gender and leadership roles, researchers have found fewer differences between people in pews on this issue for years."

It mirrors the 2011 Faith Matters Survey, which found that almost two-thirds of the Southern Baptists (64.7%) support preachers.

The role of women in the Church remains an issue. Last year John MacArthur was criticized for attacking Beth Moore and preachers. He said they should "go home" because "there is no case that can be made biblical for a preacher".

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