Research

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.

Are Humans Responsible for Global Warming?

Talk of climate change is “heating up” at the UN General Assembly this week with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling it “the defining challenge of our time.” As part of a larger study on social and political issues, Barna asked American adults their view on the causes of, and solutions to, climate change and global warming.

The State of the Church 2016

Americans are attending church less, and more people—particularly Millennials—are experiencing and practicing their faith outside of its four walls. Based on a large pool of data collected over the course of this year, Barna conducted an analysis on the state of the church, looking closely at affiliation, attendance and practice to determine the overall health of Christ’s Body in America.

American Views on Terrorism: 15 Years After 9/11

Ever since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the threat of terrorism has become a major preoccupation not only in government policy debates, but in the hearts and minds of the American public. In light of the 15th anniversary of 9/11, Barna conducted a survey to gauge the evolving views of American adults on the complex issues of terrorism.

The Myth of the Lazy Teen

Are teens just "slacktivists" or are they actually taking action beyond 140 characters? In partnership with Youth Specialties and YouthWorks, Barna conducted a major study on the state of youth ministry in the United States, which included a look at service and volunteering trends among teens.

Top 10 Findings on Teens and the Bible

The 2016 Teen State of the Bible research, commissioned by American Bible Society and conducted by Barna, examines teens’ perceptions of the Bible, the role they believe it should play in American public life and their level of personal engagement with it.

Barna: This Week

A plurality of U.S. adults (37%) agree that establishing renewable energy sources is the best way to fight climate… https://t.co/sPTVe0CgMp

@barnagroup • September 30, 2016

In partnership with Proverbs 31 Ministries, Barna conducted a study exclusively among women to examine the habits and impact of their social media use

Barna Group • September 30, 2016

Myths and Realities of Church Planters & Finances

When God’s people trust the biblical witness & are faithful to Christian practice, God brings his power to them https://t.co/rBGd4qYnoF

@barnagroup • September 29, 2016

A new study from Barna shows that teens are actively engaged in service and volunteer projects and youth ministry is a primary channel through which they serve

Barna Group • September 29, 2016

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