One of the most notable aspects of the 2016 presidential election was the central role of the media, a trend that has continued in the controversies of the current administration. Yet, as Barna’s election survey revealed, negative reports seem to have had little impact on voters' decisions in the election.
Internet comment sections have become known for their bias and bitterness, particularly in a digital era driven by political division and “fake news” accusations. But who is engaging in the arguments breaking out all over social media, and why? A new Barna survey explores the phenomenon.
In partnership with Summit Ministries, Barna conducted a study among practicing Christians in America to gauge how much the tenets of other key worldviews—including new spirituality, secularism, postmodernism and Marxism—have influenced Christians’ beliefs about the way the world is and how it ought to be.
The media world is rapidly changing, and traditional news organizations are struggling to find their footing. But what role does news media continue to play in informing the public? Which outlets are earning trust (and clicks)? And what do Americans make of “fake news?” Drawing from a number of Barna studies, we take a look at this complex media moment in history.
Parents today believe it is harder than ever to raise children. The number-one reason? Technology. In this sneak peek of The Tech-Wise Family—a new book by Andy Crouch—we look at some of the top revelations about how parents and kids relate to their devices and to each other.
77% of those with children under 18 strongly believe sex education should support a message of abstinence… https://t.co/8ANAYhw4dB
82% of parents of current students believe spiritual formation is essential when weighing a choice between different schools
47% of adults strongly agree that people from different cultures enrich America—up from 37% in 2016… https://t.co/7CbqzC9xAh
The percentage of practicing Christians who want to welcome refugees in crisis grew from 16% in 2016 to 36% in 2017