Research

Top 10 Findings on Teens and the Bible

The 2016 Teen State of the Bible research, commissioned by American Bible Society and conducted by Barna, examines teens’ perceptions of the Bible, the role they believe it should play in American public life and their level of personal engagement with it.

Women Report Mixed Feelings About Social Media

The growth of digital technology and mobile devices has fundamentally altered the way we communicate and engage with each other. Social media sites mediate our online presence and set new rules for digital interactions. But the question remains: has social media made our lives better or worse? Barna conducted a study among women to examine the habits and impact of their social media use.

Plurality of Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana

The current debate about America’s drug policy, and the experiment with marijuana in a handful of states is challenging common sense notions about combatting drug use, and public opinion is reflecting this new reality. In Barna’s most recent study, American adults were asked their view on the legality of drugs in the U.S.

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?

Americans’ Views of Police Brutality

Recent violence has reinvigorated the debate over police brutality and racial tension in America. Barna’s most recent study on social values asked American adults whether they believe police unfairly target people of color and other minorities, and whether they live in fear of police brutality.

Majority of Americans Now Believe in Cohabitation

Cohabitation is the new norm. Shifting gender roles and expectations, the delay of marriage, and a secularizing culture are leading more American adults to believe that moving in together before tying the knot is a good idea. A recent Barna study asked Americans their views on cohabitation: the pros, cons, motivations, and effects of living together prior to marriage.

Barna: This Week

How can people of faith contribute to a world that, more and more, believes religion is bad? #GoodFaith https://t.co/cOG6RG31mu

@barnagroup • August 26, 2016

Engaging with a spirit of humility will create opportunities for a new beginning with those we love most. #GoodFaith

Barna Group • August 26, 2016

Myths and Realities of Church Planters & Finances

78% of Boomers vs 50% of Millennials say porn’s impact on society is negative https://t.co/NZcx26yCYk

@barnagroup • August 26, 2016

The impact of expository Bible teaching points to the importance of a solid biblical foundation for churches in a post-Christian context

Barna Group • August 26, 2016

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