Barna recently interviewed church leaders about the factors influencing spiritual formation and development. We found that although they agree that spiritual formation begins in the home and continues in the church, the perceived influence of schools is often either disproportionate or unaccounted for.
Barna's research shows that, when it comes to friendship, Americans tend to surround themselves with people who look, think and act similarly. However, a new study shows that intergenerational friendships can take many forms, and a majority of Americans reports engaging in them.
A brand new Barna report, Faith Leadership in a Divided Culture, finds that in the Christian church, leaders believe discipling Christians around social issues is a critical part of their pastoral responsibility. However, when it comes to some issues in particular, pastors feel a level of sensitivity and pressure in how they approach controversial topics from the pulpit.
Brand new research from Barna explores the flexibility of U.S. voters in a fraught political climate. The data reveals that only a minority of Americans report having changed their minds about their political affiliation at some point. However, among people who have switched parties, many have made the shift recently.
In Barna’s recently released study on vocation, we found encouraging signs that Christians are living out their faith with integrity. In this release, we’ll look at the specific values and virtues that define today’s Christians’ work ethic.
Over time, consensus on central beliefs has waned, and younger generations are now inheriting this new moral landscape. Though still in a formative stage of life, the leading edge of Gen Z (along with Millennials) holds some notably different views on a range of moral, social and political issues.