(RNS) — What's on pastors' minds? It may not be what you think, according to a report released last week by Barna Group.
Non-Christians in the U.S. are more likely than the national average to have a negative perception of evangelicals, according to a Barna Group report published Nov. 21. The top three descriptors: Narrow-minded, homophobic, and puritanical.
In a Barna report released this week, almost half of 18–35-year-old Christians (44%) say that attending church is not an essential part of their faith. And, about six in 10 Christians say they participate in their community of worship to grow in their faith (63%)
While religiosity in the United States may be declining, a study of 15,000 millennials and Gen Zers who adhere to a religious tradition and attend church found they report better mental health and fewer feelings of anxiety about their futures.