Culture

Barna Group was one of the first research companies to examine the intersection of faith and culture. The cultural elements the company explores include technology and lifestyles, social values and political opinions, and other dimensions of American society. This section of the Barna website helps you access our information and resources on culture.

Election 2016 Preview: The Faith Factor

May 11, 2015—With a steady stream of candidates announcing their intention to pursue their party’s presidential nomination, the American public is beginning to watch the parade and make up its mind about what they are seeking from prospective candidates. A new national survey among adults conducted by Barna Group illuminates some of the distinctions among different voter segments, including faith groups, as the 2016 race begins to take shape.

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Churchless Cities: Where Does Your City Rank?

Churched and unchurched adults are not evenly distributed across the country—attendance varies widely from city to city and region to region. Many cities outpace the overall U.S. population when it comes to church avoidance.

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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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