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How Spiritual Americans Practice Self-Care

Talk about “self-care” has entered the mainstream as many seek out ways to unplug or pursue personal health through nature, journaling, solitude and more. To see how spiritual Americans are being mindful of their well-being, Barna asked them to identify their regular self-care practices.

51% of Churchgoers Don’t Know of the Great Commission

Matthew 28 is the most well-known biblical record of what is commonly referred to as “the Great Commission.” But a new Barna report reveals that a surprising proportion of churchgoing Christians lack familiarity with Jesus’ famous command to “go and make disciples of all nations.”

Denominational Distribution: The Most Catholic and Protestant Cities in the U.S.

Where do main denominations congregate? This infographic lists the top locations of Catholic, mainline and non-mainline churches.

Americans Feel Good About Counseling

Millions of Americans face mental illness each year. Yet the stigma surrounding mental health and therapy persists, despite the fact that Americans—especially Christians—who see a counselor have overwhelmingly positive experiences with the practice. In a new study, Barna looks at how Americans feel about and engage with counseling.

The Enduring Influence of Billy Graham

Evangelist Billy Graham has died at the age of 99 at his home in North Carolina. Widely considered the most significant religious figure of the twentieth century, it’s estimated that Graham preached the gospel—in person—to over 200 million people (more than any preacher in history) in 185 countries and to millions more via television and other media. Over the years, Barna’s polls have included questions about the influence of Billy Graham. In memory of this singular figure in American and Christian life, we’re revisiting some of these statistics, which serve as a testament to the enormous impact of a well-lived life.

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?

Barna: This Week

Though Boomers and Elders are hesitant to participate in some popular self-care practices, they enjoy spiritual rea… https://t.co/iVzUz7Ja9R

@barnagroup • April 20, 2018

Contemporary Perspectives on a Biblical Mandate

Forms of self-improvement that usually require some kind of financial investment—like retreats or yoga practices—ar… https://t.co/QxGZ3aCjXR

@barnagroup • April 20, 2018

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