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Why the Generations Approach Generosity Differently

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.

Married Couples & Parents See Fewer Barriers to Forgiving Others

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 Most Post-Christian Cities in America: 2019

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.

Millennial Non-Christians Show Greater Spiritual Curiosity Than Older Adults

Despite the growing indifference toward Christianity, especially among young people, there appears to be a spiritual curiosity among Millennials. Barna’s recent report Reviving Evangelism, shows that Millennials report many more faith conversations or even evangelistic encounters than older non-Christians. For at least some young adults, there appears to be deeper interest in spirituality in general, and in Christianity specifically.

Millennials Bring Ambition and Optimism to Their Work

A new Barna study breaks down how employed Christians understand and value their vocation. The research suggests that the Christians in the largest generation in the modern labor force are buoyed in these formative working years both by a deep sense of ambition and by the hope of making a difference.

The Powerful Influence of Moms in Christians' Households

Acknowledging the influence of moms isn’t just the stuff of Mother’s Day cards; it also became a major finding and theme in a recent Barna study of practicing Christians’ homes in the U.S. A new report from Barna finds that mothers are seen as the confidants, providers of support and drivers of faith formation.

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