Reported incidents of hate speech and hate crimes in the United States has risen dramatically in recent years. In light of this, Barna sought to explore personal opinions about or experiences with such interactions, attacks or crimes.
Does an “inherited” religious identity contribute to the maturation and flourishing of the individual and their faith in the long run? The recent Barna report Households of Faith, produced in partnership with Lutheran Hour Ministries, finds some (at times surprising) links between faith heritage and present faith practice.
In recent years, there has been contentious debate about the injustices that black Americans still experience in their daily lives. In light of this, Barna set out to explore issues related to the treatment of black Americans and other ethnic minorities in this new study on race and equality in America.
New Barna research, commissioned by Thrivent, examines giving trends among practicing Christian adults in the U.S. In this new data, we look at multiple expressions of generosity in the Church—monetary and more—and the complex motivations for giving, which tend to vary by age and life stage.
A new Barna project, The Mercy Journey, examines the role of forgiveness and mercy in the lives of U.S. Christian adults. The study finds married respondents place a priority on peacemaking and shows parents are more likely to report feeling compassion toward others.
The U.S. is an increasingly secularized nation made up of increasingly secularized cities. Based on data compiled from FaithView, Barna’s new subscription-based online database of city, state and national spiritual profiles, we take a look at the changing religious makeup of American cities using our “post-Christian” metric.