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“Born-again” Christians are just as likely to divorce as are non-Christians, according to a Sept. 8 report by pollster George Barna. Barna said 35 percent of married born-again Christians have gone through a divorce. That figure is identical to the 35 percent divorce rate among married adults who are not born again. The study confirmed […] Read More

The number of “unchurched” Americans has nearly doubled since 1991, according to a recent survey by The Barna Group. Thirty-four percent of U.S. adults say they have not attended a Christian church service–other than a holiday service or a special event like a wedding or a funeral–in the last six months, according to the survey. […] Read More

People with money and people with religious faith are more likely than others to say they lead a happy life, according to a new survey on quality of living. Despite threats of terrorism, war in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Iraq, SARS, a declining economy and national image problems, the study by the […] Read More

Despite speculation by many Americans that religion is changing in America, recent Barna research indicated that the church remains relatively unchanged in the past decade. Church attendance, Bible reading and belief in God have remained steady, Barna reported. The Barna study examined eight different measures of faith and found that adults perceive their personal faith, […] Read More

Christian leaders were not seen to exhibit a willingness to go out of their way to help the disadvantaged, generously share their resources, or undergo personal suffering or disadvantage to help others. Hence the low marks for a loving heart. Barna Research Group’s Christian Leader Profile evaluated 13 “character clusters” associated with a leader’s character.<?xml:namespace […] Read More

Key “hot button” issues, such as abortion and homosexuality, concerned few adults, according to a survey of the conservative Barna Research Organization. “The issues often associated with moral decay were not significant to adults,” reported a Mar. 26 Barna report. George Barna, company founder, said, “Five particular issues—homosexuality, abortion, cloning, child abuse and pornography—were each […] Read More