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About Barna: Cities

Cities matter.

The economic well-being of a nation rests largely on the health of its cities. Likewise, the spiritual vitality of the U.S. is deeply connected to the faith of the people living in its largest cities.

We are launching Barna: Cities for this reason—to provide better information to leaders about the state of faith in their city.

In a lot of ways, it’s more important than ever to understand local trends in light of national patterns. City metrics are crucial. For one thing, faith leaders are facing increasing pressure to provide meaningful contributions to their communities. And as denominationalism morphs into new forms, the most effective leaders will find new ways to partner with each other and serve their cities.

We hope Barna: Cities can help.

Reports

In addition to providing loads of free data and analysis on this website, we are introducing a series of downloadable  reports by city and by state.

Here is what we’ve done: our team has taken $2 million dollars’ worth of Barna Group’s national tracking research from the last five or so years. This represents more than 40,000 individuals who gave about 18 minutes of their time for an in-depth interview about their faith, priorities, and opinions.

Next, we compiled the numbers into data reports on America’s largest 96 cities—defined by the dominant media market. Each of these reports contains about 230 facts on each city, hundreds of population projections and numerous indexes about how each city compares with the rest of the country. You can visit the Barna: Cities Store and browse for your city.

We also have the same types of reports available for each of the continental U.S. states. The State Store is found here.

You can buy the entire set of reports by buying the Cities 2013 and States 2013 reports. Click here for more info.

Need something more customized? Our research team would be pleased to help your organization create and conduct a custom study of the geography you serve.

Contact us if you have suggestions or ideas. We’d love to hear from you.

We hope you enjoy Barna: Cities.

—David Kinnaman
President, Barna Group

 

 

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    Lutheran

    More than 1 in 4 Green Bay, WI residents attend a Lutheran church

    Charity

    97% of Pittsburgh residents have donated to a non-profit in the past year

    Sunday School

    More than half of people in Jackson, MS attended Sunday School this week

    Mormon

    Las Vegas has second largest population of Mormons

    Self-Identified Christians

    97% of those in Shreveport identify themselves as Christian

    Notional Christians

    59% of Christians in Albany, NY have not made a commitment to Jesus

    Volunteers

    Salt Lake City has the most people who volunteer weekly

    Orthodox

    Chattanooga residents are more likely to have an orthodox view of God (86%)

    Unchurched

    More than half of all adults in Burlington, VT are unchurched

    MegaChurches

    Las Vegas has highest attendance of churches with 1000+ members

    Bible Readers

    66% of Shreveport, LA residents read the Bible in the past week

    Evangelism

    Birmingham residents feel the strongest responsibility to share their faith (58%)

    Church Attendance

    More people attend church weekly in Chattanooga, TN than any other city

    Top Protestant City

    Knoxville, TN has the greatest percentage of Protestants (83%)

    Christian?

    3 in 10 residents of San Francisco do not identify with the term "Christian"

    Land of Plenty

    NYC has largest percent of residents who identify with "other faith" groups

    Conservative

    Las Vegas has most politically conservative practicing Christians (64%)

    Weekly Bible Reading

    Just one in five residents of Albany, NY read the Bible in the past week

    Small Churches

    Shreveport, LA has greatest number attending small churches (<100)

    Don't Believe in God

    Boston has the highest number of residents (8%) who do not believe in God