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14 Things Americans Think About The Bible In 2013

A nationwide study about Americans' perceptions and use of the Bible conducted by evangelical faith and culture research group Barna Research found 80% of American adults consider the Bible to be sacred or holy. The study included 1,005 telephone interviews and 1,078 online surveys in January.

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9. 20% of Bible readers said John 3:16 was their favorite verse. 9% said Psalm 23 was their favorite verse.

10. 16% strongly agree that the Bible, the Koran, and the Book of Mormon are all different expressions of the same spiritual truths.

11. 29% of Bible readers have read the Bible on smartphones in the past year.

12. 47% strongly agree that the Bible contains everything a person needs to know to live a meaningful life.

13. 45% strongly agree that the Bible teaches God helps those who help themselves.

14. 78% knew that the statement “Noah was married to Joan of Arc” is false.


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