- The general attitude toward the Bible has been more or less constant since 2011 with a couple of exceptions: Skepticism towards the Bible has nearly doubled in that time, but is down from the past couple of years. There has been a more or less corresponding drop among those who are friendly toward the Bible, but most of that came between 2011 and 2012.
- More than three quarters of those who are skeptical of the Bible are actually better categorized as hostile towards the Bible. The number of those who are skeptical of the Bible is less than the number of Americans who regularly read the Bible.
- Almost a third of Americans never read the Bible.
- Despite the increased use of various electronic scriptures, most people would rather read a Bible in print.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
America and the Bible 2017
The Barna group has their 2017 report on American engagement with the Bible. There are a few interesting things to come out of the report: