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Research

  • 29% of all adults - and 40% of Baby Buster adults - have never heard of spiritual gifts
  • 69% have heard of spiritual gifts but do not know what their spiritual gift is
  • 1% of adults and 9% of senior pastors claim they have the gift of evangelism
  • 1% of adults and 6% of senior pastors claim they have the gift of leadership
  • the most common gift claimed by church-goers is the gift of teaching (5%)
  • the most common items mentioned as spiritual gifts which are not biblical gifts are love, kindness, relationships, singing, and listening
  • 7% say they have spoken in tongues
  • 13% have heard of the gift of tongues but say it is not operative today

Barna Research Group, Ltd., Oxnard, CA

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