11 Appendix E – About the Project Partners

Appendix E - About the Project Partners


About the Project Partners

Barna Group is a research firm dedicated to providing actionable insights on faith and culture, with a particular focus on the Christian Church. Since 1984, Barna has conducted more than one million in- terviews in the course of hundreds of studies, and has become a go-to source for organizations that want to better understand a complex and changing world from a faith perspective.

Barna’s clients and partners include a broad range of academic institutions, churches, non-profits and businesses, such as Alpha, the Templeton Foundation, Fuller Seminary, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Maclellan Foundation, DreamWorks Animation, Focus Features, Habitat for Humanity, The Navigators, NBC-Universal, the ONE Campaign, Paramount Pictures, the Salvation Army, Walden Media, Sony and World Vision. The firm’s studies are frequently quoted by major media outlets such as The Economist, BBC, CNN, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Huffington Post, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.


For 75 years, The Maclellan Foundation has been making financial investments to help Christians thrive, both in the US and around the world. The Foundation’s leaders believe shifting cultural dynamics have put First Amendment rights under considerable pressure—an urgent issue not only for Christians, but for all Americans—and that this research can help us better understand the stakes and the possible solutions. The Maclellan Foundation is pleased to partner with Barna Group to sponsor this important research on our shared religious freedoms.


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