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Do Christian Students Want Spiritual Growth from College?

Millions of young people will become college freshmen this fall with a priority on preparing for a career and financial success. But what about their spiritual and moral development? A new Barna study asked Christian students about their openness to faith-based learning opportunities.

Does Mercy Influence Christians’ Actions?

Breaking the cycle of incivility in American public discourse will require a reset—and a radical reorientation toward virtues like forgiveness and kindness. Along these lines, Barna conducted a study on how U.S. Christians and pastors connect to biblical concepts of mercy, justice and truth. This new infographic explores whether these virtues impact their behavior.

The Ups and Downs of Ministry

Pastoral ministry certainly has its peaks and valleys, but overall, most pastors are very satisfied with their vocation and love to preach. In partnership with Pepperdine University, Barna conducted a major study of senior pastors called The State of Pastors. In this infographic excerpt from the monograph, pastors weigh in on the best and worst parts of their job.

Pastors Are Seen as a Primary Voice on Poverty

A strong majority of Americans trusts the opinion of a pastor on global poverty—a somewhat rare public platform for church leaders today. In this infographic from a new study in partnership with Compassion International, learn how pastors steward their influence on this important subject.

Evangelism in a Digital Age: An Infographic

With the ubiquitous use of social media and mobile devices, the way we communicate has evolved—and, inevitably, so has the way we talk about faith. In a new report produced in partnership with Lutheran Hour Ministries, Barna asked American adults about how they discuss spirituality online.

How Spiritual Americans Practice Self-Care

Talk about “self-care” has entered the mainstream as many seek out ways to unplug or pursue personal health through nature, journaling, solitude and more. To see how spiritual Americans are being mindful of their well-being, Barna asked them to identify their regular self-care practices.

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