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.
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 just unveiled a landmark study of Gen Z at a live event (and national webcast) last month in Atlanta. Throughout the event we asked for viewers to submit their own questions about Gen Z. We received an overwhelming response and weren’t able to get to all of them. So we’ve decided to address some of your most common and burning questions about Gen Z right here.
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.
This week marks the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Looking back on what has been an unprecedented year in American politics, Barna recaps some of the bigger political moments since January 20, 2017 and how U.S. adults felt about them.
The term “post-truth” is now often used to describe the current political climate in the United States, in which reality is relative and even the facts are open to interpretation. In this sneak peek of the feature story of Barna Trends 2018 (available now), the Barna team identify cultural and spiritual reasons the world is no longer in agreement about anything.
This post-truth world might be increasingly puzzling and polarizing, but it’s not all that surprising.… https://t.co/RjbIpIndos
Today we reflect on the faith and legacy of Billy Graham. In a testament to the enormous impact of “America’s pasto… https://t.co/BDf4bIh16D