David Kinnaman


David Kinnaman is president and majority owner of Barna Group. He is the author of the bestselling books, You Lost Me and unChristian.

Since joining Barna in 1995, David has overseen studies polling the opinions and perspectives of more than 400,000 individuals. He has designed and analyzed research for the American Bible Society, Columbia House, Compassion, Easter Seals, Habitat for Humanity, Integrity Media, InterVarsity, NBC-Universal, the Salvation Army, Sony, Thomas Nelson, Prison Fellowship, World Vision, Harper Collins and many others.

As a spokesperson for Barna Group's work, David has been quoted in major media outlets such as USA Today, Fox News, CNN, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He is in demand as a speaker about faith and religious trends, teenagers and twentysomethings, and vocation and calling.

David and his wife, Jill, live with their three kids in Ventura, California.

Speaking Schedule

  • February 16 - 17, 2016 • Nashville, TN

    United Methodist Communications


  • February 17 - 18, 2016 • Austin, TX

    Texas Assessment Association


  • February 19 - 21, 2016 • Pittsburgh, PA

    Jubilee Conference


  • February 24 - 25, 2016 • Paradise Valley, AZ

    Changes Can Happen


  • March 3 - 4, 2016 • TBD

    Q Commons


  • March 17 - 18, 2016 • Las Vegas, NV

    Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools


From the Blog

  • The Porn Phenomenon

    January 19, 2016 • Culture & Media

    Today, our team had the privilege of launching a new nationwide study about pornography with Josh McDowell Ministries in New York City.

  • Debating the Data

    December 28, 2015 • Culture & Media

    What do you do when the facts seem to contradict each other? Or when the data just doesn't seem to reflect reality? Why interpreting data well is as important as collecting it.

  • Improving Your Cultural Intelligence

    November 6, 2015 • Culture & Media

    It struck me today that trend watching has become something almost everyone does—and must do—in order to live effective lives. Trend watching has become democratized. I bet you do more trend watching in your life than you even realize. How do you keep up on trends?

  • Ambition: The Good, the Bad and Three Ways to Keep It From Getting Ugly

    October 1, 2015 • Work & Vocation

    Like work itself, I believe ambition was placed into humanity at creation and that it is an innately good part of what it means to be human. However, ambition also has a shadow side. How can we embrace the good of ambition, without letting it get the best of us?

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