Research

When Millennials Go to Work

Millions of young educated Americans are heading into the workforce this summer, but unlike other generations, Millennials have higher expectations for their work and careers, but are simultaneously much less attached to their jobs, seeking meaning and identity elsewhere. Drawing on a number of recent studies, Barna's research explores the vocational paradoxes of a paradoxical generation.

The End of Absolutes: America's New Moral Code

As traditional Christian morality continues to lose ground in American culture, there is growing concern about the moral condition of the nation even though many American adults admit they are uncertain about how to determine right from wrong. New research from Barna probes the moral landscape in America, revealing some unique tensions.

Bible Engagement in a New World

American culture today is shaped by growing religious skepticism, a priority of the self, and rapid technological shifts. David Kinnaman, President of Barna, shares how these three major changes are reshaping the landscape in which we read and engage with the Bible.

Voters Want a Different America

Though deep political divisions run through the American public, there is a shared dissatisfaction with the status quo. A new study from Barna uncovers how American voters feel about the direction of their nation, the candidates for president, and the reach of the federal government.

Black Lives Matter and Racial Tension in America

Recent events have brought to light the often-unheeded reality of racial tension here in the United States. To explore those issues in more detail, Barna asked American adults about their experience with race and their thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Church Planters and the Cost of Starting a Church

What factors shape the financial reality of most new church plants? In partnership with Thrivent Financial, Barna conducted a study among 769 church planters from across the nation to assess the personal and institutional costs of a church startup.

Barna: This Week

As the U.S. presidential election looms, pastors might wonder how to lead well during this time of increased tensio… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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"If the church does not engage in social issues, young people will not engage with the church." Hear more insights from Nicky Gumbel, pioneer of Alpha, on #FaithForTheFuture. Register now! https://www.barna.com/faithforthefuture/

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Cities

Know Your City

Get to know the spiritual profile of your area with the new Barna Cities reports. Now with comparative data for your region. Pick from 117 cities and 48 states

Looking for an update on what’s working (and what’s not) in this season of digital-hybrid ministry? Barna has partn… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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In unChristian, we explored what Christianity looks like to non-Christians, in You Lost Me, why young adults walk away from faith, and now in #FaithForExiles, we uncover what practices distinguish resilient disciples among young Christians. https://faithforexiles.com

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