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Do Christian Students Want Spiritual Growth from College?

Millions of young people will become college freshmen this fall with a priority on preparing for a career and financial success. But what about their spiritual and moral development? A new Barna study asked Christian students about their openness to faith-based learning opportunities.

Does Mercy Influence Christians’ Actions?

Breaking the cycle of incivility in American public discourse will require a reset—and a radical reorientation toward virtues like forgiveness and kindness. Along these lines, Barna conducted a study on how U.S. Christians and pastors connect to biblical concepts of mercy, justice and truth. This new infographic explores whether these virtues impact their behavior.

The Relationship Between Volunteering and Giving

According to a Barna report, Christians consider volunteering one of the most generous acts possible. But how does it compare to financial giving? Is there any correlation between the two? This release explores the views of pastors and parishioners on various forms of giving.

Why People Are Reluctant to Discuss Faith

Spiritual conversations are harder in an increasingly secular age dominated by technology. This infographic outlines common reasons why Americans are reluctant to engage in spiritual conversations—from avoidance to ambivalence and everything in between.

The Ups and Downs of Ministry

Pastoral ministry certainly has its peaks and valleys, but overall, most pastors are very satisfied with their vocation and love to preach. In partnership with Pepperdine University, Barna conducted a major study of senior pastors called The State of Pastors. In this infographic excerpt from the monograph, pastors weigh in on the best and worst parts of their job.

Pastors Are Seen as a Primary Voice on Poverty

A strong majority of Americans trusts the opinion of a pastor on global poverty—a somewhat rare public platform for church leaders today. In this infographic from a new study in partnership with Compassion International, learn how pastors steward their influence on this important subject.

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