Are teens just "slacktivists" or are they actually taking action beyond 140 characters? In partnership with Youth Specialties and YouthWorks, Barna conducted a major study on the state of youth ministry in the United States, which included a look at service and volunteering trends among teens.
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.
For Barna Group's FRAMES project, we surveyed American women to find out exactly how they feel about their commitments to family, church, career and community, and about the tensions that seem to pull them in opposite directions. Three-quarters of women told us they are satisfied with their lives but when we dug deeper, we found a lot going on beneath the surface.
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