The school year is fast approaching and as incoming freshmen prepare to make major decisions this summer about their upcoming college career, they will simultaneously be forced to ask themselves some important questions about the purpose of the next four years. In partnership with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), Barna asked American adults about their beliefs on the primary purpose of a college education. Their answers may surprise you.
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.
One of the most notable aspects of the 2016 presidential election was the central role of the media, a trend that has continued in the controversies of the current administration. Yet, as Barna’s election survey revealed, negative reports seem to have had little impact on voters' decisions in the election.
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.
Internet comment sections have become known for their bias and bitterness, particularly in a digital era driven by political division and “fake news” accusations. But who is engaging in the arguments breaking out all over social media, and why? A new Barna survey explores the phenomenon.
In partnership with Summit Ministries, Barna conducted a study among practicing Christians in America to gauge how much the tenets of other key worldviews—including new spirituality, secularism, postmodernism and Marxism—have influenced Christians’ beliefs about the way the world is and how it ought to be.
Financial Givers are more likely than Financial Keepers to be married (65% compared to 51%) https://t.co/5dogaz7XxB
Kids rely on electronics for these top 6 activities http://bit.ly/2tu8EOr
Eight of the top 10 most post-Christian cities are in the Northeast or New England https://t.co/ROEfbTDNiR
New Study: Why Go to College http://bit.ly/2vfzdon