Barna Research

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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Millennial non-Christians more spiritually curious than older nonbelievers: Barna

"In a sample of the research released Tuesday, Barna found that... 64% of millennial non-Christians reported having one or more conversations about their beliefs with a Christian, versus 44% for older non-Christians." - Christian Post

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What Biblical Command Do Americans Consider the Most Important?

"As part of the American Bible Society and Barna Research’s State of the Bible 2019, respondents were given five prominent biblical commands and asked which one was the most important. 

Out of the options, American Bible users were most likely to choose 'do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God,' taken from Micah 6:8." - Facts & Trends

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Barna: Most Protestant pastors see school as 'negative influence' on spiritual formation

“In fact, schools are ranked alongside a child’s friends and peers as primarily negative influences — a view held by 61 percent of Protestant leaders and 65 percent of Catholic leaders,” said Barna. - Christian Post

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Only 25 Percent of Christians Live in ‘Spiritually Vibrant’ Homes, Barna Study Finds

"Twenty-five percent of professing, practicing Christians live in households that regularly pray and practice Bible reading together and conduct outreach together to others, while 28 percent live in households that do none of the items on that list" - Christian Headlines

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