Barna Research

Barna: Some three-quarters of pastors say churches should support peaceful protests against racism, police actions

Barna "surveyed 400 pastors on June 4-15 and had a margin of error of +/- 4.9%. Of those surveyed, 76% said they believed churches should support the protests, while 15% disagreed and 8% did not have an opinion. Additionally, 62% reported that their churches had addressed the protests and 94% said they believe the Church has a responsibility to publicly denounce racism." - CPost

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Barna: “during the pandemic half of all self-identified Christians reported that they were praying more than usual, 17% said they were reading the Bible more”

"New data from Barna show the new cultural reality and spiritual landscape of the United States amid the multi-faceted disruption the global coronavirus pandemic has caused." - CPost

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Barna: More Americans Now Believe in Satan Than in God

"The third and latest report in Dr. George Barna’s American Worldview Inventory 2020 evaluated the perceptions of God that people have in the U.S. Among the survey’s most surprising findings are that more Americans believe in Satan than believe in God and that more people believe that Jesus was divine and a sinner than believe he is divine and sinless." - Church Leaders

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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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