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?
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?
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.
A recent national survey by Barna reveals how America’s five dominant faith segments think— and, importantly, how they differ in meaningful ways when it comes to their views on some of the most contentious political and spiritual issues of the day.
Easter is upon us, and with all the iconography of chocolate eggs and marshmallow bunnies, it's easy to forget that the single most significant Christian holiday is about more than an egg hunt. Has the desacralization of Easter extended to its central figure? To answer that question, we took a closer look at how U.S. adults see and relate to Jesus in a new infographic.
62% of praying adults say that gratitude and #thanksgiving are most often the subject of their prayers. https://t.co/5zwo2wZSPP
Celebrating #Friendsgiving? You’re not alone. 23% of U.S. adults share holidays with neighbors. http://bit.ly/2zXGSwh
As families gather for #Thanksgiving, it’s worth asking: How often do you talk about values and character with your… https://t.co/JZZSPRmaPE
62% of praying adults say that gratitude and #thanksgiving are most often the subject of their prayers. http://bit.ly/2wc64gM