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.

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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Birdman vs. Mockingjay: The Movies Americans Watched in 2014

February 25, 2015—Winning an Oscar doesn’t necessarily equal box office gold.

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Most Americans Didn’t Watch Oscar-Nominated Films

February 23, 2015—Millions of viewers tuned in to the 87th Academy Awards last night, but for many this was their first look at the top films. Barna’s annual movie-going study revealed that Best Picture nominees were among the least attended of the 30 films surveyed.

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