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.

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.

Most Christians View Their Faith as a Force for Good

Despite feeling misunderstood, persecuted and marginalized in society today, Barna's new research among people of faith in America reveals that Christians believe their faith is not only essential, but a force for good in the world.

Americans Struggle To Talk Across Divides

Growing tensions in the US make it challenging to connect and have meaningful conversations with anyone who’s not a part of the same group. In research conducted for David Kinnaman’s new book Good Faith, Barna discovered just how difficult it is for most people to reach across these cultural divides.

Year in Review: Barna’s Top 10 Findings in 2015

Barna conducts tens of thousands of interviews every year, and we've compiled our top 10 findings and trends from 2015.

Five Factors Changing Women’s Relationship with Churches

In the early 1990s, only 30% of adults were unchurched. Today, that number is 45% with no indication of slowing. Surprisingly however, an increasing number of those unchurched adults are women, who have historically been more included to attend church than men. This gender gap has continued to narrow over the past decade.

Barna: This Week

The act of making a personal commitment to Jesus—often seen as the “first step” in becoming a Christian—is a step t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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More than one-third of adults (35%) reports never using the Bible in 2019, a 10 percentage point increase since 2011 (25%). https://www.barna.com/research/state-of-the-bible-2019/

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Reconnect Christianity with Teens and Young Adults

Discover why so many are disengaging from the faith community and renew your hope for how God is at work in the next generation

52% of practicing Christians say they are comfortable inviting a friend to go to church with them. bit.ly/2WncseT

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About half of Americans agree, either strongly or somewhat, that while he lived on earth, Jesus Christ was human and committed sins like other people (52%). https://www.barna.com/research/what-do-americans-believe-about-jesus-5-popular-beliefs/

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