About George Barna

George Barna is the Executive Director of the American Culture and Faith Institute (a division of United in Purpose). He founded the Barna Research Group in 1984 (now The Barna Group) and has been President of Metaformation, a faith development organization, since 2009. He has served several hundred parachurch ministries, thousands of Christian churches, and many other non-profit and for-profit organizations as well as the U.S. military. He has also been a pollster in three presidential campaigns. Barna has written more than 50 books, mostly addressing cultural trends, leadership, spiritual development, and church dynamics. They include New York Times bestsellers and several award-winning books. He has sold more books based on survey research related to matters of faith than any author in American history. After graduating summa cum laude from Boston College, Barna earned two Master’s degrees from Rutgers University and has a doctorate from Dallas Baptist University. He attends Mission Church in Ventura.

Liberals More Committed than Conservatives Are to Cultural Change, says George Barna

By | 2017-11-02T15:22:49+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Culture, Press Releases|

American Culture & Faith Institute Release: October 25, 2017 George Barna There is good news and bad news for conservatives. The good news is that conservatives are more likely than liberals to believe there is a culture war underway. The even better news for the Right is that SAGE Cons are the single most attentive [...]

Liberals and Conservatives Find Grounds for Agreement

By | 2017-07-27T09:11:10+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Articles, Authors, Education, Op-Ed, Press Releases|

Release: April 26, 2017 George Barna 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 other. However, a new nationwide survey by the American [...]

A Plurality Support a Gorsuch Confirmation But One-Third of Adults Don’t Care

By | 2017-07-27T09:09:57+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Articles, Authors, Culture, Press Releases|

American Culture & Faith Institute Release: April 5, 2017 George Barna With the U.S. Senate approaching a showdown over the confirmation of prospective U.S. Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch, Americans are only mildly interested in those proceedings and the political drama surrounding the decision. A new national survey by the American Culture & Faith Institute [...]

George Barna: National Surveys Describe the State Christian Evangelism

By | 2017-06-29T11:48:04+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Articles, Authors, Culture|

National Surveys Describe the State Christian Evangelism American Culture & Faith Institute Release: March 23, 2017 George Barna Many of the religious trends in America over the past decade or so are disheartening to Christians. Church attendance is down. Professions of faith are at low levels compared to the past, resulting in a declining percentage of [...]

American Culture & Faith – George Barna Survey: How the Core Beliefs and Behaviors of Millennials Compare To Those of Other Adults

By | 2017-07-27T08:48:17+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Articles, Authors, Culture, Press Releases|

SURVEY DETAILS HOW THE CORE BELIEFS AND BEHAVIORS OF MILLENNIALS COMPARE TO THOSE OF OTHER ADULTS March 15, 2017 | | -- Millennials are becoming an increasingly important generation in American life. As the segment reaches its young adult years, it represents the nation’s primary birthing generation; a large wave of newcomers to the [...]

Survey Finds Just 10 Percent Of Americans Have A Biblical Worldview

By | 2017-06-29T21:13:46+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Articles, Authors, Culture|

"If we want to transform our culture then ..." A new survey released Monday revealed just 10 percent of Americans truly have a biblical worldview, despite four times that amount believing that they do. The American Culture and Faith Institute, headed by pollster George Barna, interviewed approximately 6,000 people from the general population and in church leadership [...]

ACFI George Barna: Worldview Survey Reveals “Irreconcilable” Difference Between Conservatives and Liberals

By | 2017-06-29T23:42:06+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Articles, Culture, Education|

WORLDVIEW SURVEY REVEALS “IRRECONCILABLE” DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CONSERVATIVES AND LIBERALS March 8, 2017 | | -- Those who have wondered why conservatives and liberals seem to have irreconcilable differences need wonder no more. The Worldview Measurement Project conducted by the American Culture and Faith Institute shows how vastly different the core beliefs of those two [...]

Survey: Who Influenced Conservative Christians

By | 2017-07-24T21:29:31+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Articles|

Survey Reveals the Political Analysts Who Had the Most Influence on Conservative Christians   November 16, 2016 | TruthPR | -- The national media featured dozens of analysts who spent numerous hours trying to shape the thinking and behavior of the public throughout the recently concluded presidential election season. A new national survey conducted on [...]