Research

The Bible in America: 6-Year Trends

The world in which we read and engage with the Bible is rapidly changing. Within the short span of just six years, we've seen unprecedented shifts concerning the Bible’s role in and influence on American society. In partnership with American Bible Society, Barna conducted thousands of interviews to uncover some key trends.

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.

Five Ways Christianity Is Increasingly Viewed as Extremist

People of faith are increasingly viewed as extreme by significant segments of the population. A new study by Barna Group examines society’s current perceptions of faith and Christianity.

Perceptions of Jesus, Christians & Evangelism in the UK

Jesus remains a central figure in the American context, but what does the rest of the world know and believe about Jesus? In a new study, Barna Group uncovers perceptions of Jesus, Christians, and evangelism in the UK.

Barna: This Week

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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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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

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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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