The report’s findings also revealed key differences in messages delivered across denominations—although their conclusions likely won’t surprise followers.

Pew looked at the most distinctive terms used in sermons held by historically black, Evangelical Protestant, mainline Protestant, and Catholic churches. A congregant of a historically black church is eight times more likely to hear the phrase “hallelujah” than members of other Christian branches. Catholic parishioners, meanwhile, are more likely to hear phrases like “homily” (a brief commentary delivered by priests) and “Eucharist” (a ceremony common in Catholic churches that commemorates the Last Supper).

Evangelical sermons are three times more likely to contain a mention of “eternal hell” than non-Evangelical churches. But it was still used sparingly, appearing in only 10% of the sermons held by more than 2,000 Evangelical churches analyzed in the study.

In fact, the most commonly used terms used across all traditions didn’t evoke fire and brimstone at all. “Good” and “love” appeared in 99% of sermons across all traditions.

Unsurprisingly, God was mentioned in every single one.

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