Aug 18, 2014

Bible in America: statistics


50 percent of Americans say they have read the Bible privately in the last year.
8.5 percent say they read the Bible daily.
15 percent of those who do not read the Bible say it is the inerrant word of God.
55 percent of Bible readers use the King James Version.
19 percent use the New International Version.
48 percent of African Americans have memorized a Bible verse in the last year.
18 percent of Americans say they read the Bible for health and healing. 
17.5 percent of Americans say they read the Bible to know the future.
About 25 percent of Americans said their favorite verse is Psalm 23.
11 percent of American have asked clergy for help in understanding the Bible in the last year.

Source: The Bible in American Life report by The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.