Teens Want to Learn About Jesus

Faith Trends Gen Z teens in the United States are curious about Jesus and more than 75% are at least somewhat motivated to continue learning about Him throughout their lives. This percentage is higher for U.S. teens than it is for teenagers globally, according to a recent study from Barna. They discovered 32% of teens

Teens and Faith

Faith Trends World Vision partnered with Barna Group to develop a study of more than 24,000 youth ages 13 to 17 living in 26 countries. The goal was to uncover beliefs around issues such as faith and justice. Of those teens surveyed in Canada: 53% had never used a Bible 43% described themselves as “somewhat

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The Open Generation

Faith Trends Later this year, Barna Group will release a study focused on teenagers, highlighting new global data related to their ideas about Jesus. Early data from this study indicates that teens today have a positive perception of Jesus, although their ideas of Him focus more on the past. Why This Matters Through this study,

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Parents Are Concerned About Their Children’s Spiritual Development

Faith Trends A recent Barna study conducted in 2021 shows that most parents, regardless of religious identity or faith practice, are concerned about their children’s spiritual development and want them to have a healthy relationship with spirituality. Christian parents—especially those who are practicing Christians—are the most adamant about this. Nearly all parents say they are

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Is Religion Declining in Canada?

Faith Trends Religiosity in Canada is at an all-time low, with the number of Canadians reporting to have a religious affiliation dropping below 70% for the first time since Statistics Canada began tracking in 1985. Angus Reid released new data on Monday that revealed 19% of Canadians now classify themselves as “non-believers” and 46% as

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Religiously Unaffiliated Continues to Grow in U.S.

Faith Trends According to a study by Pew Research Center, the religiously unaffiliated share of the public is 10 points higher than a decade ago. Self-identified Christians made up 63% of the U.S. population in 2021, which was down from 75% just a decade ago. Although Christians continue to make up the majority of the

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