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Study: There Are Just as Many Bible Skeptics as Regular Bible Readers

Barna and The American Bible Society have released their annual State of the Bible report, and found that skepticism, particularly among millennials, is on the rise. Their research show that the number of people who believe that the Bible is “just another book of teachings written by men that contains stories and advice” has tripled over the last three years, and is currently at 19%—the same percentage of those who read the Bible regularly (at least four times a week) and believe it is the actual Word of God. They found that “While 50% of all adults believe the Bible has too little influence in society, only 30% of millennials believe this.”

Despite the rise in those that are skeptical of scripture and new trends among millennials, numbers that indicate Bible ownership (88%) in American households, how many people believe the Bible is inspired and infallible (56%) and how many Americans use a smartphone to read scripture (35%) are still relatively high. You can go here to see more of the findings and see more infographs from their report …

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