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.
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.
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.
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.
6 out of 10 religious skeptics describe themselves as angry about the current state of America https://t.co/dGLlDE97JM
Practicing Christians who agree the U.S. should welcome refugees more than doubled since 2016 http://bit.ly/2xv4KWC
Church leaders are more likely to believe generosity is both an inward attitude and an outward discipline https://t.co/Uk2OHJ6qd8
Images of the Syrian Civil War and stories of the trials of refugees across Europe have likely had a dramatic impact on the perspective among American adults in a very short period, counterbalancing—and even eclipsing—bold national rhetoric on border protection