Barna: What people experience in churches

Barna has a new survey out.  Most Americans have first-hand experiences in churches or parishes. What happens, if anything, in the hearts and minds of those who attend?

Here are some of the findings:

(66%) feel they have had “a real and personal connection” with God while attending church.

(26%) who had been to a church before said that their life had been changed or affected “greatly” by attending church.

Nearly half said their life had not changed at all as a result of churchgoing (46%).

(61%) said they could not remember a significant or important new insight or understanding related to faith.

(23%) of those with church experience selected the description that church feels “like a group sharing the same space in a public event but who were not connected in a real way.”

40% of adults with church experience said caring for the poor was emphasized “a lot,” while 33% indicated it was “somewhat” of a priority.

OK… what surprises you in this new data?  Anything?

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