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How Liturgical Are Today’s Christians?

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. This season, along with other rituals and readings for congregational worship, are part of what is known as Christian liturgy. Though practiced for centuries, these traditions are mostly absent from many contemporary worship expressions today. Just how familiar are practicing Christians with the Church calendar and Christian liturgy?

Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

Meet Generation Z: The first truly “post-Christian” generation. Barna conducted a major study to examine the culture, beliefs and motivations shaping young people in the U.S. and found that the percentage of 13- to 18-year-olds who identify as atheist is double that of the general population. In this release from the new report, we take a look at Gen Z’s views on faith, truth and the church.

Tips for a Tech-Wise Christmas

When families come together for Christmas, they bring their values and routines with them as well. Increasingly those are shaped by a relationship to technology. Drawing from Andy Crouch’s recent book, The Tech-Wise Family (recently named a recipient of a 2018 CT Book Award), we've compiled some key statistics and helpful tips to make yours a tech-wise home for the holidays.

The Behaviors Americans Count as Sexual Harassment

Recent allegations of sexual harassment against high-profile figures have sparked the #metoo movement and prompted victims to come forward in unprecedented numbers and public fashion. A new Barna study asks American adults about their views and experiences of sexual harassment.

How Faith Influences Military Service

As Americans prepare to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces on Veterans Day (November 11), new Barna data explores the presence of faith in the military. The study, in partnership with American Bible Society, reveals a military made up of men and women who think positively of Christians, welcome the Bible’s influence and are shaped by their profession.

The Faith Crisis of Today’s Irish Youth

Ireland is globally recognized for its long history of Christianity, but religious identity in the republic is rapidly changing, particularly among young people. A new Barna report conducted in partnership with Christ in Youth examines the faith, worries and perceptions of Christianity among youth in the Republic of Ireland. Here are 10 key findings from the report.

Barna: This Week

22% of practicing Christians prefer contemporary forms of worship, while 17% prefer a more liturgical style. https://t.co/wRUhF1Jz2J

@barnagroup • February 19, 2018

Who is Gen Z?

Those who have a strong familiarity with Christian liturgy are concentrated in specific ethnic and denominational s… https://t.co/SSrk369fik

@barnagroup • February 18, 2018

Who is Gen Z?

By Barna Group • October 19, 2017

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