Vital Signs

vital signs national faith and values study

Why Vital Signs?

Survey of the Nation’s Faith and Values

The Presidential Prayer Team in conjunction with George Barna recently participated in two nationwide studies to take what we call the “temperature” of Americans when it comes to matters of faith, prayer, and matters that confront our nation.

An Outward Look: The first survey included people from the broad spectrum of Americana—people like your neighbors, with varied backgrounds and demographics. In particular, the outward study examined the beliefs and practices of those who may not identify as Christian and are outside of the prayer team. The results gave a portrait of the nation as a whole.

As we endeavor to reach more Americans on matters of God and faith and with the knowledge of Jesus Christ and the power of prayer, the results of the “outward” study will guide us in any program development to meet that objective.

The Inward Look: The second study was more tightly directed toward members of The Presidential Prayer Team. The majority have a heartbeat that is sensitive toward the things of God, and many have a familiarity with the Bible. As such, what matters to them, while sometimes the same, can also have a wide variable on issues of morality or perceived biblical principles.

The Results

The Vital Signs:  In the largest study of its kind, The Vital Signs survey thousands of Americans to determine the faith, values, and concerns that matter most to our nation. Through the study, we’ve created an in depth and  comprehensive look into each of the top Vital Signs. In a random order of importance, the Vital Signs are as follows:

We’ve combed through the issues and compiled 13 comprehensive Vital Signs that will be examined in the coming months. These are presented in a random order of importance. The Vital Signs are as follows:

Release Schedule

  • July 7 – Law and Order
  • July 14 – National Defense
  • July 21 – News Media and Bias
  • July 28 – Religious Freedom
  • August 4 – Economic Security
  • August 11 – Entitlement Programs
  • August 18 – Government Spending
  • August 25 – Election Integrity
  • September 1 – Immigration
  • September 8 – Abortion
  • September 15 – Healthcare
  • September 22 – Marriage and Family
  • September 29 – National Leadership
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Latest VITAL Signs

Economic Security

“Sound macroeconomic policies enhance the credibility of the government and strengthen the political institutions. This credibility is vital for economic stability”
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Religious Freedom

History teaches that any restriction, prejudice, or persecution toward religious groups, if not contained, will quickly spread.
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News Media And Bias

Even when ethical standards of truth and accuracy are employed, modern journalism still easily strays from objectivity. Spin has crept into news media.
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National Defense

President Ronald Reagan warned in farewell address, “I’m warning of an eradication of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the…
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PRAYER TOOLS

Praying During an Election Year

Determined

What does your face reveal? Isaiah 50:7 – But the Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a…
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Don’t Be Intimidated

Wake up and shake up! Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I…
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Listen and Learn

What’s between your ears? Proverbs 1:5 – Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance. A father told his young son,…
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No Need to Trip

A well illuminated walkway provides safety. Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. The federal Bureau of Street…
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They’re Everywhere

Be discerning but not surprised. Jude 1:18-19 – “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions. It  is these who cause divisions, worldly…
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Dual Citizenship

Don’t forsake one citizenship waiting for the other. Philippians 3:20 – But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.…
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PRESS RELEASES

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George Barna

George Barna is a professor at Arizona Christian University and leads the Cultural Research Center based at the university. His focus at ACU is worldview assessment and development, and cultural transformation.

He was the founder and leader of The Barna Group (which he sold in 2009) and the American Culture and Faith Institute (through 2018). He has been the President of Metaformation, a research and communications company, since 2009. Barna has conducted groundbreaking research on worldview, cultural transformation, ministry applications, spiritual development, and politics. He has provided research and strategy for several hundred parachurch ministries, thousands of Christian churches, the U.S. military, and numerous non-profit and for-profit organizations, and has provided polling and strategy input for four presidential candidates.

Besides his current role at Arizona Christian University, he previously taught at several universities and seminaries, and was the teaching pastor of a large, multi-ethnic church.

Barna has written or co-authored more than 50 books, mostly addressing cultural and religious trends, leadership, spiritual development, church dynamics, and cultural transformation. They include New York Times bestsellers and several award-winning books.

After graduating summa cum laude from Boston College, Barna earned two Master’s degrees from Rutgers University and received a doctorate from Dallas Baptist University.

Married to Nancy since 1978, they have three adopted daughters and three grandchildren, and live on the central California coast.

Following the 2016 presidential election, George Barna wrote a book titled The Day Christians Changed America.

To find out how prayer reshaped American politics and redirected the nation’s future, and to learn how pray is once again at the center of this election season, visit GeorgeBarna.com

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