Maintaining a Spirit of Thankfulness for All that God Has Done and Will Do Is Crucial

AFA: ‘Our Country Is in Desperate Need of Spiritual Awakening’

November 30, 2020

TUPELO, Miss.— A new survey from LifeWay Research shows that more than 84% of American adults say they are thankful for their family, 69% are thankful for health, 63% for their friends, and 63% for memories.

The LifeWay Research study was conducted between September 9-23 of this year with 1,200 Americans.

This year, a majority of Americans—67%—are giving thanks to God. 

Says Walker Wildmon, vice president of operations and public policy analyst of the American Family Association (AFA,, “Thanksgiving is an American tradition and holiday that continues to play an important role in the fabric of our country.

“This holiday has deep Christian roots that began in the very early days of America. Despite our current polarized political and cultural environment, fellow American Christians and I find it crucial to maintain a spirit of thankfulness for all that God has done and will do in our individual lives and the life of our country.

“Our country is in desperate need of spiritual awakening and such a movement must start with God’s people.” 

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission. Visit AFA Action Alerts here.

AFA—founded in 1977—has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 160,000 subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry’s monthly magazine. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 200 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner.

View the media page for AFA here. For more information on American Family Association, visit or follow AFA on Facebook or Twitter @AmericanFamAssc.


To interview a representative of the American Family Association, contact, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.