Jesus Christ remains a central figure and perennial person of interest in the American religious landscape. But what do Americans actually believe about Jesus? Who do they say he is? Here are five popular American perceptions of Jesus, based on recent Barna Group research.
This past year, Barna Group studied the unchurched—those who have not attended church within the past six months. Among the key findings, one of the most remarkable is that unchurched people are not always unbelievers: they just haven’t been to church in a long time. But what about atheists and agnostics? Are their numbers on the rise?
Like it or not, consumer culture has shaped people’s expectations for church, and this is more true for Millennials than any other generation. So what do they think of church? What pushes them away and draws them in? And when they do visit a church, how are they hoping to be approached?
In our annual “Bible-Minded” cities report, Barna Group partners with the American Bible Society to explore how Bible engagement plays out regionally in the United States. Which cities top the list? And which cities have the least Bible-minded populations? Find out where your city ranks.
Every December, Barna Group compiles its top findings and trends from research conducted in the past year. From legalizing marijuana to increasing secularization trends to America’s complicated relationship with sports—2014 was an interesting year.
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Scotland is a fascinating case study that provides useful insights into how to do ministry and be the church in a rapidly secularizing context.