According to a recent Barna survey of Christians that covered topics of leadership, calling, and career, "Integrity" is the top trait people want in a leader. 64% of Christians surveyed put it at the top of their list. Authenticity (40%) and discipline (38%) also scored high.

Other key takeaways from this survey:

  • In the full survey, the three traits listed above all beat out "passion for God" (31%).
  • "… more than eight in ten (82%) Christian adults believe the United States is facing a crisis of leadership because there aren't enough leaders."
  • Bottom two traits? Humility (7%) and purpose (5%).
  • When the survey's limited to the subset of evangelicals, the ratios change dramatically. "Passion for God" jumps to 83%, the number one position.
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