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June 12th, 2017

The State of Faith & Work

We are entering a vocational renaissance. Technological innovation and generational transition are transforming the way we work. Over the last five years, Barna Group and the Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University have tracked these changes and compiled research to better...

February 15th, 2015

Is the Gap Between Pulpit & Pew Narrowing? Read the Latest Research

Dallas TX: New research conducted by the Barna Group for the Center for Faith & Work at​ LeTourneau University shows a substantial uptick in the number of pastors who say they preach on the topic of work. However, most church-goers still doubt the significance of their...

August 8th, 2014

Joyless, Meaningless Work is Unhealthy

A recent study found that the majority of Americans (52.3%) are unhappy in their work. This sad statistic is doubly troubling in light of numerous other studies which report that happy people are healthier people and they live longer. It’s not a big leap to see that being unhappy in our...

January 31st, 2012

Football, Faith and John 3:16

NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has reinvigorated the debate about public expressions of religion. The American Bible Society commissioned the Barna Group to find out how well Americans understand various aspects of the Bible, including what the numbers “3:16” mean. Read the findings here.

November 3rd, 2011

Americans Are Creating the New American Dream

With the economy still struggling, national security still an issue, continual advances in technology, and a myriad of moral and legal challenges rewriting people’s sense of propriety, Americans have pushed the reset button regarding their lifestyle and future expectations. Futurecast...

November 3rd, 2011

Fading Faith Among Emerging Adults

Emerging adults are unsettled about some of life’s most fundamental issues. Trends such as post modernism and relativism are “confusing,” “debilitating” and “thwart many of them from ever being able to decide what they believe is really true, right and good,” writes writes Notre Dame...

November 1st, 2011

What America Believes

Explore the trends about faith and religious involvement in America uncovered by the Heritage Foundation.

October 31st, 2011

The Millennials | Confident, Connected, Open to Change

Generations, like people, have personalities, and Millennials have begun to forge theirs. They are more ethnically and racially diverse than older adults. They're less religious, less likely to have served in the military, and are on track to become the most educated generation in American...

October 31st, 2011

Study Finds Religious Affiliation in Flux

Among Americans 18-29, one-in-four say they are not currently affiliated with any particular religion. Read about this and other trends uncovered by this survey from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.