• Top-100 Churched and Churchless Cities in America

    Top-100 Churched and Churchless Cities in America

    April 22, 2015—The U.S. has a reputation for being exceptionally religious—and it is true that, historically speaking, churchgoing has played an outsized role in American identity. But is it still true? Does regular church attendance continue to be a prominent feature of American life?

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  • What Do Americans Believe About Jesus? 5 Popular Beliefs

    What Do Americans Believe About Jesus? 5 Popular Beliefs

    April 1, 2015—Jesus Christ remains a central figure and perennial person of interest in the American religious landscape—especially in the days leading up to Easter. And 2015 is no exception.

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  • 2015 State of Atheism in America

    2015 State of Atheism in America

    March 24, 2015—This past year, Barna Group has spent a considerable amount of time studying the unchurched—those who have not attended church within the past six months.

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  • What Most Influences the Self-Identity of Americans?

    What Most Influences the Self-Identity of Americans?

    March 19, 2015—While many factors make up human self-identity, most Americans agree the primary factor that makes up their identity is family. Nearly two-thirds of Americans say their family makes up “a lot” of their personal identity (62%).

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