LifeWay Research recently released new statistics on the preferences of Bible readers. They polled 2,000 Americans, asking them questions aimed at uncovering how adults read the Bible. To qualify for the poll, participants had to read the Bible outside of a corporate worship setting.
Here are some interesting findings from the release:
"In addition to their personal study, 75 percent of regular Bible readers also read along with others each month as Scripture is read in church worship services, 49 percent read it as part of Christian education or Sunday school classes at a church, and 42 percent do so as part of a small group Bible study or prayer group."
"On average, Bible readers in the United States personally own 3.6 copies of Scripture. Eighty-four percent of readers have more than one Bible."
"When it comes to how a preferred translation is selected, 75 percent of regular Bible readers personally chose the version they use most while 19 percent had it selected for them by someone else. Six percent do not remember how they arrived at their preferred version."
"Nine out of 10 Bible readers are satisfied with the version they use most for personal reading. That includes 56 percent who are completely satisfied and 35 percent who are mostly satisfied. Only 2 percent are mostly dissatisfied with the translation they use, and 4 percent are completely dissatisfied."
*Click here to read the entire release.
(HT: Ed Stetzer)
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