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Generations & Generosity: How Age Affects Giving

As recent natural disasters have left communities in need, Americans have responded—but generosity takes different forms, depending on your age. According to a new Barna report, there are significant gaps among generations when it comes to the importance and practice of giving.

Silent and Solo: How Americans Pray

Prayer is the most common faith practice among American adults, but it’s also one of the most complex. The Bible speaks of numerous kinds of prayers and different traditions emphasize certain kinds over others. Not all Americans think about it in the same way—or even pray to the same deity (if at all). A new study from Barna reveals the diverse prayer habits of American adults.

Pastors and Parishioners Differ on Generosity

The motivations for generosity are manifold and often complex. What drives this deeply spiritual act differs from one person to the next, particularly when comparing pastors with their congregants. According to The Generosity Gap, a new Barna report, there is indeed little consensus.

Two-Thirds of Christians Face Doubt

Experiencing spiritual doubt can be lonely, but according to a new study from Barna, it’s much more common than you think. Most Christians have experienced a time of spiritual doubt when they questioned what they believed about their religion or God. Just how pervasive is it and what is the most common response?

2017 Bible-Minded Cities

We live in an age when the Bible is read and understood very differently in cities across the country. So how exactly do Americans from each region interact with the Bible? In the annual Bible-Minded Cities report, in partnership with American Bible Society, Barna explores how Bible engagement plays out regionally in the United States. Where does your city rank?

Christians’ Financial Motivations Matter

When asked to identify their ultimate financial goal for life, half of Christians first think of others. According to The Generosity Gap, a new Barna report produced in partnership with Thrivent Financial, these financial attitudes impact financial behaviors. Christians with giving goals give a lot, and Christians with keeping goals give less or not at all. In short: Motivations matter.

Barna: This Week

22% of practicing Christians prefer contemporary forms of worship, while 17% prefer a more liturgical style. https://t.co/wRUhF1Jz2J

@barnagroup • February 19, 2018

Who is Gen Z?

Those who have a strong familiarity with Christian liturgy are concentrated in specific ethnic and denominational s… https://t.co/SSrk369fik

@barnagroup • February 18, 2018

Who is Gen Z?

By Barna Group • October 19, 2017

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