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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...

Americans Worried About Children

It is often said that children represent the future of a country. If that is true, then Americans have reason to be concerned about the future of the nation. A new nationwide survey among adults conducted by the American Culture and Faith Institute (ACFI) raises...

Where Born Agains Are Missing the Mark

Based on their beliefs about what awaits them after they die on earth, three out of every ten adults in the United States are born again Christians. There are many assumptions about the faith of that group – some of which prove to be inaccurate according to a new...

Most Popular Conservative Leaders

New survey data from the American Culture & Faith Institute (ACFI) reveal the most popular cultural leaders in the eyes of Christian conservatives as well as the individuals deemed to be most effective at leading cultural change. Popular Leaders In a pair of...

Agreeing on Change That Most Americans Want Won’t Be Easy

Surveys have shown that Americans are unhappy with the present state of our society and want to see changes made. Millions of Americans indicate that they are willing to participate in bringing about some significant changes to our society. But pinpointing exactly...

Liberals and Conservatives Find Grounds for Agreement

The standout recollection from the 2016 election season may well be the rancor displayed between people who stood on opposing ends of the political continuum. It was abundantly and consistently obvious that America’s conservatives and liberals rarely agreed with each...

Adults Satisfied with Religious Freedom but Not Much Else

Ongoing studies by the American Culture & Faith Institute (ACFI) show that Americans are generally dissatisfied with a variety of aspects of life in the U.S. In addition to their disenchantment with the morals and values of most Americans, adults also have...

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