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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.

Year in Review: Barna’s 10 Most-Read Articles of 2016

2016 was a year for the history books, and throughout all of it Barna has been tracking the top trends and attempting to make sense of American public opinion. To celebrate the end of 2016 we’ve compiled our top 10 most-read articles of the year from our website.

Barna Trends: What’s New and What’s Next

In celebration of the release of Barna Trends 2017—and the comprehensive overview of the research and analysis we’ve conducted during the past 18 months in its pages—here is a preview of the biggest and best research insights from Barna that span the categories of culture, life and faith.

Busting Myths about Pastoring

On January 26, Barna is releasing a huge new research study about pastors via a free webcast called The State of Pastors: Leading in Complexity. The research takes a fresh and revealing look at the lives of pastors – how they handle challenges in their families, churches, and in the community. We draw on interviews Barna has conducted with over 10,000 pastors. Find out more here.

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.

Barna: This Week

55% of Christian teens are reminded to read their Bibles when they see others reading their Bible in public https://t.co/q3AebUbvsr

@barnagroup • January 22, 2017

Register today for The State of Pastors: Leading in Complexity event on Thursday for the unique opportunity to hear from Barna researchers as we present the findings on our latest study, #thestateofpastors

Barna Group • January 22, 2017

Barna Trends 2017

Learn how pastors handle challenges in their personal lives, churches, and communities. Less than a week away! https://t.co/9n6P0eXrF8

@barnagroup • January 22, 2017

Did you make a 2017 resolution to spend more time in Scripture? A new study looks at Americans’ Bible-reading commitment.

Barna Group • January 21, 2017

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