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Sharing Faith Is Increasingly Optional to Christians

In 1993, Barna partnered with Lutheran Hour Ministries to understand why people did and did not engage in intentional outreach. We asked follow-up questions 25 years later to see if faith-sharing is labored in a more digital, secular and contested culture—and found that spiritual conversations are increasingly rare.

3 Reasons to Have Hope About Global Poverty

In recent decades, there has been a widely acknowledged trend of a decline in global poverty—1.1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1990. This excerpt from Barna’s new report, produced in partnership with Compassion International, also points to the power of optimism and empathy in facilitating justice for the poor.

How Spiritual Americans Practice Self-Care

Talk about “self-care” has entered the mainstream as many seek out ways to unplug or pursue personal health through nature, journaling, solitude and more. To see how spiritual Americans are being mindful of their well-being, Barna asked them to identify their regular self-care practices.

51% of Churchgoers Don’t Know of the Great Commission

Matthew 28 is the most well-known biblical record of what is commonly referred to as “the Great Commission.” But a new Barna report reveals that a surprising proportion of churchgoing Christians lack familiarity with Jesus’ famous command to “go and make disciples of all nations.”

Denominational Distribution: The Most Catholic and Protestant Cities in the U.S.

Where do main denominations congregate? This infographic lists the top locations of Catholic, mainline and non-mainline churches.

Americans Feel Good About Counseling

Millions of Americans face mental illness each year. Yet the stigma surrounding mental health and therapy persists, despite the fact that Americans—especially Christians—who see a counselor have overwhelmingly positive experiences with the practice. In a new study, Barna looks at how Americans feel about and engage with counseling.

Barna: This Week

28% of today’s Christians assume non-Christians have no interest in hearing about Jesus—up from 5% in 1993.… https://t.co/O2dkxsAl8Y

@barnagroup • May 21, 2018

Join the Good Fight

Our newest report, produced in partnership with @LHMglobalmin, explores how the approaches and content of our spiri… https://t.co/JCOvWBCq8v

@barnagroup • May 18, 2018

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