Barna Update

Americans' Perceptions of the Bible's Global Reach

April 7, 2015—Of the world’s 6,901 languages actively used as first languages, less than half have a completed Bible or even a completed Bible portion. If this number surprises you, you aren’t alone. Nearly three-quarters of Americans mistakenly believe the Bible is currently available in all of the world’s languages (72%).

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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

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?

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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