Far from a personal treatise filled with watered-down Christian clichA[c]s, this work contains a wealth of unpublished research from notable organizations such as the Barna Research Group
, LifeWay Research, and Christianity Todayas NationalChristianPoll.com.
According to the Barna Research Group
, 80% of churchgoers age 16 to 29 feel that churches are far too harsh toward gay people and that the church itself is hypocritical.
George Barna, author of more than thirty-five books, is president and founder of the Barna Research Group
. Ltd., whose primary goal is to be a "Christian catalyst for spiritual transformation in the United States." This book was previously released as Building Effective Lay Team Leadership.
In a recent survey by the Barna Research Group
, they discovered that only 4% of American adults have a biblical worldview.
Getting along with your born-again neighbor"), the distinguished Barna Research Group
defines "born-again Christians" as "people who said they have made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ that is still important in their life today and who also indicated that they believe that when they die they will go to heaven because they had confessed their sins and had accepted Jesus Christ as their savior."
In their Cyberchurch Report the Barna Research Group
(2001) claimed that upwards of 100 million Americans rely upon the Internet to deliver some aspects of their religious experience.
The Christian-oriented Barna Research Group
in California - in a poll released last month, before the presidential debates - detected a "seismic shift" in Catholic support, with a 53 percent to 36 percent edge for Bush.
Barna Research Group
recently reported that the divorce rates for Evangelicals, Born-Again Christians, and other groups were all around 34% (Barna, 2001, August 6).
Overall, five per cent of 1,000 adults surveyed by the California-based Barna Research Group
said they would help children in such a situation.
The Barna Research Group
found that 27 percent of marriages in the South and Midwest ended in divorce.
The Barna Research Group
, Ltd., an independent marketing research company based in Glendale, California, gathered data in 1990 and 1992 on 18 to 27 year olds.
In November 2001, the Barna Research Group
found that "After the attack, millions of nominally churched or generally irreligious Americans were desperately seeking something that would restore stability and a sense of meaning to life.