"Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others." - Philippians 2:4 (KJV)Last year ended with another increase in total number of hate crimes in the USA, and it seems that 10% (as determined by polling data) of Americans are either neutral in their opinion about hate crimes, or have quite negative opinions about other religions or Christian denominations.With all of the secondary violence and division that hate crimes seem to generate (largest number of single-bias hate crimes are race related, followed by religious hate crimes), it nice to find something positive for a change in our relations (evangelicals) with other religions or denominations, and I know you will be pleased with related data from 2017:Looking only at the single-bias categories for USA hate crimes during 2017, they were 20% of total USA hate crimes: Anti-Semitism (938 incidents -2017), Anti-Muslim (307 incidents - 2016), and anti Catholic (79 incidents - 2017)*Somewhat offsetting the record high numbers of single-bias religious hate crimes (20% of all USA hate crimes - FBI 2017 data) in the USA, our people are actually warming up to one another's religions (or Christian denomination) 15% more than we were just three years ago. This is an amazing development given our social media driven trend of becoming considerably less tolerant of each other in terms of race and politics.The data:1. During that same year (2017) a study** was conducted by Pew Research to find how a cross section of America felt about other Christian denominations or religions and their results indicated a 15% measured improvement in favorable responses.2. Most of the 4,300 US adults*** polled in a 2017 PEW research survey expressed more positive opinions about Jews and Catholics than ever before, and were less negative (almost neutral) about Muslims. Even Atheists were more accepting of Jews, Christians and Muslims. There is a sadness in the lines of this report:1. 10% of America's population still remains negative in their opinion of religion(s).2. Also, there is an on-going injustice against Jews and Muslims that is completely out of proportion with their population percentages: A. The Jews make up less than 2% of our population, yet they suffer 60% of the USA religious hate crimes. B. Muslims, who are less than 1% of our population, suffer 20% of the USA religious hate crimes.Hate crimes in all single-bias categories have generally been increasing, but so is our tolerance of one another's religion or religious views. Perhaps this new decade will usher in a resolution to all of these religious hate crimes, and we pray that it does.* Statistics on Religious Hate Crimes, jewishvirtuallibrary.org** "Americans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Toward Religious Groups" - PewForum,org*** This difference (more positive than ever before) over the last three years may be more age related than a general change in opinion and acceptance. The younger the adults surveyed, the more warm the response in how accepting they were. It follows that the older the adult, the less tolerant they were. Christian Boomers and Elders are the exception here.