Research

50 Most Generous Cities in America

Stories of violence have filled the news cycle of late, making it easy to forget the reality of human kindness. So in the tradition of similar city-rankings, Barna ranks the top 50 most generous cities in America. Where does your city rank?

2016 Bible-Minded Cities

As the presidential primaries get underway and the election gets into full swing, questions about candidates' religious identity and biblical views are up for debate. Barna Group explores Bible engagement across the United States in the annual “Bible-Minded” cities report for 2016.

2015 Sees Sharp Rise in Post-Christian Population

Is America, home to the largest Christian population in the world, becoming a “post-Christian” nation? In a recent study, Barna Group analyzed 60,808 interviews conducted over a seven-year period to measure irreligion in American cities.

Putting Down Roots: Most Americans Plan to Stay Where They Are

While most American adults either never plan to move or aren’t sure if they ever will, at some point they decided where to plant their roots. In a recent survey, Barna studied adults’ relationships to their cities and towns asking why people live where they live—and what keeps them living there.

2015 Bible-Minded Cities

Hollywood has been betting big money that America still loves the Bible. From Noah to Exodus to the forthcoming Last Days in the Desert, a fictional look at Jesus’ temptation in the desert, Scripture has returned to the screen. But what is America’s relationship with the Bible?

Churchless Cities: Where Does Your City Rank?

Churched and unchurched adults are not evenly distributed across the country—attendance varies widely from city to city and region to region. Many cities outpace the overall U.S. population when it comes to church avoidance. Barna's latest report ranks the nation's largest cities by unchurched population.

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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