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

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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