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  • Study: monthly porn exposure the norm for teens

    January 21 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Study: monthly porn exposure the norm for teens

    Half of teenagers and nearly three-quarters of young adults come across pornography at least monthly, and both groups on average consider viewing pornographic images less immoral than failing to recycle. Those are among the findings of a survey of 2,700 Americans released by Barna Group.

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  • Americans don’t cite ‘God, family, country’ quite like the cliché goes

    March 25 2015 by Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Americans don’t cite ‘God, family, country’ quite like the cliché goes

    The Barna Group, a California-based Christian research company, polled Americans so find the greatest factors that influence personal identity. Family came first (62 percent), followed by “being an American” (52 percent). “Religious faith” lolled way down in third place (38 percent) …

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  • Wall between churched, churchless growing

    October 28 2014 by Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Wall between churched, churchless growing

    Recent research by Barna Group looks at church worship attendance and participation, views about the Bible, God and Jesus, and more to see whether folks were actually tied to Christian life in a meaningful way or tied more by habit or personal history.

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  • Survey: Half of churchgoers’ lives not affected by time in pews

    January 25 2012 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    Almost half of churchgoing Americans say their life has not changed a bit due to their time in the pews, a new survey shows. Barna Group, an evangelical company based in California, found that 46 percent reported no change.

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  • Making fruitful disciples of the next generation

    December 8 2011 by Buddy Overman, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Making fruitful disciples of the next generation

    A recent study by the Barna Group found that nearly 60 percent of young people leave the church either permanently or for extended periods of time after age 15. A 2006 Barna study (http://tinyurl.com/3ao3q7p) found that 61 percent of young adults involved in church as teenagers no longer attend church, read the Bible or spend time in prayer.

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  • Teens leave churches seen as judgmental

    October 27 2011 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    Why do young Christians leave the church? New research by the Barna Group finds they view churches as judgmental, overprotective, exclusive and unfriendly towards doubters. They also consider congregations antagonistic to science and say their Christian experience has been shallow.

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