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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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Cities Matter.

Why Barna: Cities?
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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... Read More
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Bible-Minded Cities
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From its place in schools, to the public square, to people’s individual lives, the current and future role of the Bible in U.S. society is an often-debated topic. A new release from Barna Group shows how this debate plays out regionally and takes a look at how 96 of the largest cities in the nation view the Bible.
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    Nearly half of all Harlingen and El Paso residents are Catholic (48%)

    Christian Faith

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


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


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

    Commitment to Faith

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


    Boise, Idaho, has the second-largest population of Mormons (12%), behind Salt Lake City, Utah (49%)


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

    Conservative Christians

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

    Importance of Faith

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


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


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

    Church Giving

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


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


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


    Just one in four NYC residents are Protestant
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