In recent decades, there has been a widely acknowledged trend of a decline in global poverty—1.1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1990. This excerpt from Barna’s new report, produced in partnership with Compassion International, also points to the power of optimism and empathy in facilitating justice for the poor.
Evangelist Billy Graham has died at the age of 99 at his home in North Carolina. Widely considered the most significant religious figure of the twentieth century, it’s estimated that Graham preached the gospel—in person—to over 200 million people (more than any preacher in history) in 185 countries and to millions more via television and other media. Over the years, Barna’s polls have included questions about the influence of Billy Graham. In memory of this singular figure in American and Christian life, we’re revisiting some of these statistics, which serve as a testament to the enormous impact of a well-lived life.
Barna just unveiled a landmark study of Gen Z at a live event (and national webcast) last month in Atlanta. Throughout the event we asked for viewers to submit their own questions about Gen Z. We received an overwhelming response and weren’t able to get to all of them. So we’ve decided to address some of your most common and burning questions about Gen Z right here.
This week marks the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Looking back on what has been an unprecedented year in American politics, Barna recaps some of the bigger political moments since January 20, 2017 and how U.S. adults felt about them.
The term “post-truth” is now often used to describe the current political climate in the United States, in which reality is relative and even the facts are open to interpretation. In this sneak peek of the feature story of Barna Trends 2018 (available now), the Barna team identify cultural and spiritual reasons the world is no longer in agreement about anything.
A lot happened this year: a new president, hurricanes, tragic shootings, a solar eclipse and the #MeToo conversation. To mark the end of an eventful year, we compiled our top 10 most-read articles from online research releases.