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The Economy and Defense Sustain Trump’s Evangelical Support

Donald Trump holds onto Evangelical support despite the media thrashings. By George Barna | Tue 30 Jan 2018 7:03 EST Donald Trump was voted into office on the strength of support from Christians. The final 2016 vote tally showed that 57 percent of all self-identified...

People of Faith Review Trump’s First Year

Donald Trump has just completed the most closely scrutinized, subjectively reported, and widely criticized first year in the White House of any President in memory. Research indicates that the media have consistently provided Americans with an overwhelmingly negative...

Most Millennials Are Not Pro-Life

I have heard people say that we are in a great era for the pro-life movement, especially because Millennials are highly supportive of life in the womb. Sadly, it is not true. We are tying our hope to a myth. By George Barna | Thu 11 Jan 2018 9:28 EST During the past...

Patriotism Looks Different to Christians

During the course of this decade, the concept of patriotism has been the subject of intense conversation – and disagreement. New nationwide research conducted by the American Culture & Faith Institute reveals that Americans’ ideas about patriotism are greatly...

Survey: Christians Are Not Spreading the Gospel

The holidays are a time when many people are more attuned to religion and Christians are more prone to sharing the gospel with non-believers – or are they? That note of doubt arises from new research released by the American Culture & Faith Institute (ACFI) showing...

Liberals More Committed than Conservatives

There is good news and bad news for conservatives. The good news is that conservatives are more likely than liberals to believe there is a culture war underway. The even better news for the Right is that SAGE Cons are the single most attentive and active group when it...

Americans Confused About Abortion

The seminal Supreme Court ruling on abortion, known as Roe v. Wade, was handed down in 1973. One might expect Americans to have developed clear and consistent views on abortion during the intervening 45 years, but new research from the American Culture & Faith...

The Day Christians Changed America

George Barna is well-known for books that describe the state of the Church and American culture, based on extensive survey research. Over the years he has written more than 50 books, but his new book – The Day Christians Changed America: How Christian Conservatives...

Are Christians Guilty of Identity Politics?

The social upheaval that has characterized America over the past decade is closely related to the rise of what is known as “identity politics” – the practice of organizing a distinct social or political constituency around a cause, a sense of threatened existence, the...

Faith Minimally Affects Death Penalty Views

The use of the death penalty has had a long and controversial history in the United States. Hundreds of lawsuits have been brought against states and the federal government to challenge the constitutionality of the death sentence and the procedures involved in...

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