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Record low number of Americans hold biblical worldview, survey says

"Born again Christians . . . were three times more likely than average to have a biblical worldview (19%). However, the fact that not quite one out of five born again adults holds a biblical worldview highlights the extensive decline of core Christian principles in America over the last several decades" - CPost

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Ariz. Christian U., George Barna to launch 'Christian Research Center' to transform US culture

"The center will unveil on Tuesday the findings of its inaugural national research study, the American Worldview Inventory 2020. Barna maintains the study is 'the most sophisticated survey of worldview ever conducted in the United States.'" - CPost

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Barna: 72% of pastors see “watered down gospel teaching is a significant concern confronting the church today”

"While issues like religious liberty and celebrity pastors garner significant headlines and social media discussion, they rank toward the bottom of the issues pastors say are major concerns facing the Christian church in the U.S. today." - F&T

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58 percent of ‘highly engaged’ Christian parents choose a church mainly for the kids’ programs

"The [Barna Research] report noted that when asked if 'children’s program is the primary reason for church choice,' 22 percent of respondents who were 'highly engaged' said they 'strongly agree' while 36 percent said they “somewhat agree." - Christian Post

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Barna: Most millennials, Gen Z don’t view marriage, family formation as life goals

"While family-oriented goals may climb higher on the list of priorities as these respondents move further into adulthood, nearly four in 10 young adults also aim to follow their dreams (38%) and about one in three wants to start a business (36%), travel to other countries (32%) or become financially independent from their parents (30%)," the Barna report noted. - Christian Post

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Nearly half of young adults with ties to Christianity say church can’t answer their questions: survey

New Barna Research: "Forty-seven percent of respondents with some connection to Christianity say they feel the Church 'cannot answer their questions' or spiritual doubts. According to the study, one in three young adults (32 percent) said 'hypocrisy of religious people' causes them to doubt things of a spiritual dimension.

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Young people who leave church no longer returning as they get older, new research shows

"In his analysis of data from the General Social Survey of five-year windows in which individuals were born spanning from 1965 to 1984 and published by the Barna Group, Ryan Burge...shows that younger generations raised in the church aren’t typically returning to church when compared with members of the 'Baby boomer' generation." - Christian Post

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