The Most Post-Christian Cities in America: 2017

It may come as no surprise that the influence of Christianity in the United States is waning. To measure the changing religious landscape of America, Barna has developed a “post-Christian” metric which gives an accurate picture of belief and unbelief in our cities. Where does yours rank?

2017 Bible-Minded Cities

We live in an age when the Bible is read and understood very differently in cities across the country. So how exactly do Americans from each region interact with the Bible? In the annual Bible-Minded Cities report, in partnership with American Bible Society, Barna explores how Bible engagement plays out regionally in the United States. Where does your city rank?

Church Attendance Trends Around the Country

Americans are attending church less, but those shifts have occurred in varying ways and at different rates throughout the diverse regions and cities across the country. Barna’s latest report ranks the nation’s largest cities according to church attendance. Where does your city stand?

50 Most Generous Cities in America

Stories of violence have filled the news cycle of late, making it easy to forget the reality of human kindness. So in the tradition of similar city-rankings, Barna ranks the top 50 most generous cities in America. Where does your city rank?

Do People Love Their City for its Weather?

Although many were hit by Winter Storm Jonas on the weekend, weather ranks low on the list of things people love most about their cities.

2016 Bible-Minded Cities

As the presidential primaries get underway and the election gets into full swing, questions about candidates' religious identity and biblical views are up for debate. Barna Group explores Bible engagement across the United States in the annual “Bible-Minded” cities report for 2016.

2015 Sees Sharp Rise in Post-Christian Population

Is America, home to the largest Christian population in the world, becoming a “post-Christian” nation? In a recent study, Barna Group analyzed 60,808 interviews conducted over a seven-year period to measure irreligion in American cities.

Friendships Are the Top Thing People Love Most About Their Cities

Americans often move for different reasons, but the most consistent characteristics that make a place worth staying in are relational. Barna recently conducted research into “sense of place,” asking Americans where they live, why they choose to live there and what they love most about the place they call home.

Putting Down Roots: Most Americans Plan to Stay Where They Are

While most American adults either never plan to move or aren’t sure if they ever will, at some point they decided where to plant their roots. In a recent survey, Barna studied adults’ relationships to their cities and towns asking why people live where they live—and what keeps them living there.

2015 Bible-Minded Cities

Hollywood has been betting big money that America still loves the Bible. From Noah to Exodus to the forthcoming Last Days in the Desert, a fictional look at Jesus’ temptation in the desert, Scripture has returned to the screen. But what is America’s relationship with the Bible?

Churchless Cities: Where Does Your City Rank?

Churched and unchurched adults are not evenly distributed across the country—attendance varies widely from city to city and region to region. Many cities outpace the overall U.S. population when it comes to church avoidance. Barna's latest report ranks the nation's largest cities by unchurched population.

The Top Bible-Minded Cities in America 2015

In our annual “Bible-Minded” cities report, Barna Group partners with the American Bible Society to explore how Bible engagement plays out regionally in the United States. Which cities top the list? And which cities have the least Bible-minded populations? Find out where your city ranks.

Bible-Minded Cities: 2014

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New Barna Report Examines Diversity of Faith in Various U.S. Cities

How does spirituality and religion differ from one city to the next? A Barna Group study of regional and city-level expressions of faith both confirms and rejects many popular stereotypes about faith and religion in America.

Barna: This Week

Only 44% of adults would be OK with their child cohabiting before marriage https://t.co/CHFr1IJN8h

@barnagroup • July 24, 2017

A Single-Minded Church

By Barna Group • February 9, 2017

Just 1 in 10 Christians says that “serving God with my money” is their ultimate financial goal

Barna Group • July 24, 2017

Why Go to College?

In Schools & Colleges • July 18, 2017

What Students Expect From Bible College

In this study, Barna asked American adults about their beliefs on the primary purpose of a college education https://t.co/oMArMBl4gn

@barnagroup • July 23, 2017

Where does your city rank? http://bit.ly/2tKcvnX

Barna Group • July 23, 2017

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50 Most Generous Cities in America

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2016 Bible-Minded Cities

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As the presidential primaries get underway and the election gets into full swing, questions about candidates' religious identity and biblical views are up for debate. Barna Group explores Bible engagement across the United States in the annual “Bible-Minded” cities report for 2016.

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Churchless Cities: Where Does Your City Rank?

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Churched and unchurched adults are not evenly distributed across the country—attendance varies widely from city to city and region to region. Many cities outpace the overall U.S. population when it comes to church avoidance. Barna's latest report ranks the nation's largest cities by unchurched population.

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