Research Releases

Bible Reading in 2017: A New Year’s Resolution

Millions of Americans made new year’s resolutions in the first week of January, vowing to make big lifestyle changes in 2017. For those resolving to read the Bible more, what level of commitment do they show? In a recent study, Barna looks at the Bible reading desires and motivations of American adults.

Racial Divides in Spiritual Practice

MLK Jr once said, “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning." Finding racial unity in church is a complex task requiring a deep recognition of racial differences in how Christians understand and practice their faith. A new study examines the divergent ways black and white Christians approach discipleship.

Notional Christians: The Big Election Story in 2016

Religion played a significant role in the 2016 presidential election, from the activity of national religious leaders to the importance of various faith-related issues, to the high level of turnout among key segments of faith-driven voters. This is the first of several research releases based on Barna's election survey examining the role of faith in this historic political contest.

Religious Beliefs Have Greatest Influence on Voting Decisions

Though fewer Americans are going to church these days, a new survey reveals that the most likely influence on candidate selection in this year’s presidential contest is their religious beliefs.

Voters Disagree on Which Candidate Is More Presidential

Most Americans are struggling to muster enthusiasm about the presidential candidate they plan to vote for. A new survey from Barna not only reveals the numbers behind that lack of enthusiasm, but also identifies which candidate is seen as having more of the qualities expected of a president.

Most Americans Believe in Supernatural Healing

The topic of physical healing is one of the more contested in the church today. Though scripture is full of accounts of the miraculous, the topic tends to be fairly divisive. Barna asked American adults their beliefs, practices and experiences related to supernatural physical healing.

Barna: This Week

For a limited time you can pre-order Barna's State of Pastors report for $5 off here: https://t.co/wfjN1CScwO

@barnagroup • January 19, 2017

82% of churches who have closed a campus have done so because of low attendance

Barna Group • January 19, 2017

Barna Trends 2017

#GoodFaith highlights the cultural trends that are creating both obstacles and opportunities for Christians https://t.co/tzIXBW89ba

@barnagroup • January 19, 2017

Hear what Barnabas Piper has to say about the state of pastors during our free webcast in partnership with Pepperdine University. Sign up today! http://bit.ly/2hfHJwV

Barna Group • January 18, 2017

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