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By Dr. Donald DeMarco, Catholic Exchange, October 28, 2020

Dr. Donald DeMarco—Prof. Emeritus, St. Jerome’s University; Adjunct Prof., Holy Apostles College & Seminary. …

The Barna Group was founded in 1984 by George Barna, a media research specialist who holds graduate degrees in urban planning and political science.  It is an evangelical polling firm based in Ventura, California.  For the first seven years of its existence, it provided research services which proved to be very successful for the Disney Channel.  Other clients included the American Broadcasting Company, VISA, and the US military.

In “Six Reasons Young Christians Leave the Church” (June 5, 2017), it reports that roughly three out of ten young adults with a Christian background feel that “churches are out of step with the scientific world we live in” (29%); another one-quarter embrace the perception that “Christianity is anti-science” (25%); and nearly the same proportion (23%) said they have “been turned off by the creation-versus-evolution debate”.  Putting aside the other three reasons, we will take a closer look at those involving a presumed conflict with science.   …

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