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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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America’s Most and Least Bible-Minded Cities
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    Lutheran

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

    Top Protestant City

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

    Unchurched

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

    Mormon

    Las Vegas has second largest population of Mormons

    MegaChurches

    Las Vegas has highest attendance of churches with 1000+ members

    Practicing Christians

    Birmingham, AL and Springfield, MO have most practicing Christians (69%)

    Orthodox

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

    Don't Believe in God

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

    Land of Plenty

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

    Bible Readers

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

    Jewish

    NYC has the largest population of Jewish residents (11%)

    Shared My Faith

    3 in 4 in Fresno, CA shared their faith in the past year

    Notional Christians

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

    Small Churches

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

    Church Attendance

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

    Methodists

    Wichita has the greatest number of Methodists (15%)

    Self-Identified Christians

    97% of those in Shreveport identify themselves as Christian

    Evangelism

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

    Weekly Bible Reading

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

    Christian?

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