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America’s Most Bible Minded Cities

thumbnailinfographic (1)“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.

The report ranks the most and least “Bible-minded” cities by looking at how people in those cities view the Bible.

Regionally, the South still qualifies as the most Bible-minded. The top ranking cities, where at least half of the population qualifies as Bible-minded, are all Southern cities. This includes the media markets for Knoxville, TN (52% of the population are Bible-minded), Shreveport, LA (52%), Chattanooga, TN (52%), Birmingham, AL (50%), and Jackson, MS (50%). Other markets in the top 10 include Springfield, MO (49%), Charlotte, NC (48%), Lynchburg, VA (48%), Huntsville-Decatur, AL (48%), and Charleston, WV (47%).”

 

http://cities.barna.org/americas-most-and-least-bible-minded-cities-2/

 

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2013 in Barna

 

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Barna’s Six Megathemes from 2010

Distribution of Christianity

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 The Barna Group’s  annual year-end study of trends  provides a window into the Christian church in the U.S.   

  His  megathemes are more than telling and I have excerpted his Six headlines. Check out The Barna Group site for the details.

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  1. The Christian Church is becoming less theologically literate.
   

2. Christians are becoming more ingrown and less outreach-oriented.


3. Growing numbers of people are less interested in spiritual principles and more desirous of learning pragmatic solutions for life.

 4. Among Christians, interest in participating in community action is escalating.

5. The postmodern insistence on tolerance is winning over the Christian Church.


6. The influence of Christianity on culture and individual lives is largely invisible.

 

http://www.barna.org/culture-articles/462-six-megathemes-emerge-from-2010

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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