While national faith trends dominate the headlines, they often belie the diverse religious makeup of cities and metro areas throughout the country. To celebrate the release of Barna's Cities & States report, which takes a comprehensive look at the faith profiles of these cities, we've compiled 10 interesting findings on spiritual beliefs and practices among American adults.
It may come as no surprise that the influence of Christianity in the United States is waning. To measure the changing religious landscape of America, Barna has developed a “post-Christian” metric which gives an accurate picture of belief and unbelief in our cities. Where does yours rank?
Americans are attending church less, but those shifts have occurred in varying ways and at different rates throughout the diverse regions and cities across the country. Barna’s latest report ranks the nation’s largest cities according to church attendance. Where does your city stand?
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?
6 out of 10 religious skeptics describe themselves as angry about the current state of America https://t.co/dGLlDE97JM
Practicing Christians who agree the U.S. should welcome refugees more than doubled since 2016 http://bit.ly/2xv4KWC
Church leaders are more likely to believe generosity is both an inward attitude and an outward discipline https://t.co/Uk2OHJ6qd8
Images of the Syrian Civil War and stories of the trials of refugees across Europe have likely had a dramatic impact on the perspective among American adults in a very short period, counterbalancing—and even eclipsing—bold national rhetoric on border protection