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Church Attendance: Unchurched
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Over the past few decades a shift has been happening in the U.S.: fewer and fewer people are regularly going to church. Defined as someone who has not attended a Christian church in the past six months, the unchurched now number about four in 10 (visit for more information and research on this trend). In 2014, the percentage of the unchurched in America was at 43%  while the seven-year average is at 38%. The list below is of the ten U.S. cities with the highest percentages of the unchurched, using the seven-year average from the Barna: Cities 2015 reports. Spread across eight... Read More
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Top 10 San Francisco
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Often referred to as simply “The City,” San Francisco has emerged as a global center for artistic expression, technological innovation, and social experimentation. Unlike many other regions of the U.S. with strong Christian belief and practice, this area has high numbers of people who identify as atheist or agnostic or as having “no faith”—22%, over two times the national average) and significantly low numbers of practicing Christians—those who have attended a church or religious gathering in the last month and who say faith is an important part of their lives—20%, compared to a 43% national average. Additionally, there is low... Read More
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Top 10 Colorado
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Boasting both rugged landscapes and cosmopolitan cities, Colorado has emerged as a state that’s much more than a window to the West. Although 77% of the population self-identifies as Christian, only 42% qualify as “practicing Christians”—self-identified Christians who have attended a religious service or gathering in the past month and who say their faith is very important in their life. Denominational affiliations are also scattered, with various non-mainline denominations making up 26% of the affiliations in the state. Most churches in Colorado are between 100 and 500 members (38%), but the state also has more than its fair share of... Read More
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2015 Bible-Minded Cities
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Hollywood has been betting big money that America still loves the Bible. From Noah to Exodus to the forthcoming Last Days in the Desert, a fictional look at Jesus’ temptation in the desert, Scripture has returned to the screen. But what is America’s relationship with the Bible? In the annual “Bible-Minded” cities report, Barna Group explores how Bible engagement plays out regionally in the United States. The study, based on interviews with 62,896 adults over a 10-year period, shows how people in the nation’s 100 largest media markets view and use the Bible. What Is a Bible-Minded City? Each year,... Read More
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Post-Christian America

The Most Post-Christian Cities
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Post-Christian Metrics: The level of irreligion in America depends on how you measure it. And the vitality of faith in America is much more than simply how people label themselves. Barna Group tracks the following 15 metrics related to faith, which speak to the lack of Christian identity, belief and practice. Read more of Barna Group’s research on the “Nones,” secularization and post-Christian America. Post-Christian = meet at least 60% of the following 15 factors (9 or more factors) Highly Post-Christian = meet at least 80% of the following 15 factors (12 or more factors) 1. do not believe in... Read More
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The Most and Least Bible-Minded Cities in the U.S. in 2014
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  Jan. 23, 2014 – The social, economic and political values of any given city compose a richly distinct cultural climate—but what about the spiritual values? How does one city differ in spiritual profile to the next? Barna Group’s latest Barna:Cities study, conducted annually in partnership with the American Bible Society, examines a combination of regular Bible reading with belief in the Bible’s accuracy across the top 100 metropolitan areas in the United States. The result reveals a geographical portrait of the most and least Bible-minded U.S. cities. Yet even in one year, the spiritual climate has notably shifted, as... Read More
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David Kinnaman

Know the Spiritual Context of Your Area
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Barna Group is pleased to announce the new 2013 editions of Cities and States. The following is a brief interview with David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group, about how these powerful new reports can be put to use for your organization.
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Diversity of Faith in Various U.S. Cities
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There is little debate that most Americans are faith-oriented people. Yet how does spirituality and religion differ from one city to the next? A Barna Group study of regional and city-level expressions of faith both confirms and rejects many popular stereotypes about faith and religion in America.
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Faith in New York Since 9-11
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In the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks, millions of Americans flocked to churches and houses of worship. But, for most, the shift in spiritual behavior was short lived. According to tracking research by the Barna Group, within a few months the spiritual lives of the nation’s population were back to pre-attack levels.
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Survey Methodology
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The Research Behind Cities The data reported in this summary are based upon telephone and online interviews with nationwide random samples of 60,808 adults conducted over a seven year period, ending in February 2014. The maximum margin of sampling error associated with the aggregate sample is ±0.4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. All non-institutionalized adults in the 48 contiguous states were eligible to be interviewed and the distribution of respondents in the survey sample corresponds to the geographic dispersion of the U.S. adult population. Some interviews were conducted in Spanish, but the vast majority of the interviews were... Read More
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    Boise, Idaho, has the second-largest population of Mormons (12%), behind Salt Lake City, Utah (49%)


    Las Vegas has the highest proportion of churches with 1000+ attenders (23%)


    Practicing Christians in Colorado Springs have the highest divorce rate (36%)

    Conservative Christians

    Lincoln, Nebraska, has the largest population of conservative practicing Christians (65%).


    Green Bay takes the top spot for the highest population of Lutherans (27%)

    Importance of Faith

    Shreveport and Montgomery, Alabama, residents are most likely to rank their faith as very important (86%).


    Just one in four NYC residents are Protestant


    West Palm Beach Florida has the highest percent of Jewish residents (8%)

    Christian Faith

    San Francisco’s population is least likely to identify as “Christian” (63%)


    Nearly half of all Harlingen and El Paso residents are Catholic (48%)


    Montgomery, Alabama, residents most strongly feel a responsibility to evangelize (58%).

    Church Giving

    Four out of five El Paso, Texas, and Greenville, South Carolina, residents have donated to a church in the previous year


    Fort Myers-Naples, Florida, has the highest proportion of Muslims (7%)

    Commitment to Faith

    Residents of Springfield, Missouri, are mostly likely to say they are absolutely committed to their faith (84%).


    Montgomery, Alabama, has the highest number of Baptists (58%)
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