More than three-quarters of Americans believe morals are declining. Of those, nearly a third say the cause is not enough Bible reading, according to a Barna Group study done for the American Bible Society.
- 26 percent say they read the Bible four times per week or more.
- 61 percent say they wish they read the Bible more.
- 38 percent say they read the King James Version.
- The verses most cited as favorite were John 3:16 (20 percent), Psalm 23 (9 percent) and Jeremiah 29:11 (2 percent).
- The average American home has about 4 Bibles.
- 12 percent of Americans say they don't own a Bible.
- The percentage of Americans who don't own a Bible has increased by four points in the last decade.
- The percentage of Americans who say the Bible is sacred literature has declined by 6 points in the last two years.
- 49 percent believe the Bible is without error, but more than half of those do not believe everything in the Bible is to be taken "literally, word for word."
- 6 percent of Americans say there are no holy books.
- 10 percent of regular Bible readers ages 18-28 say Revelation is their favorite book.
The report, State of the Bible in 2013, can be found here.