Top Five Passages From Our Top Ten Cities

From time to time we like to take a look at our site statistics to see if we can learn anything about how people around the world use Bible Gateway. Today we looked up statistics on traffic from major cities over the past month. We were specifically looking for two things: what cities have the most traffic to Bible Gateway, and what passages are people reading in those cities.

What follows is a custom google map with placemarks showing the top ten cities. Each of the placemarks has the top five passages—irrespective of translation—listed on it:


View Top Cities with their Top 5 Verses in a larger map

There were a few things that I found interesting about the data:

  • Psalm 23 shows up in the top five passages for every city but Singapore.
  • Only eight books of the Bible are represented on the list.
  • Singapore and Makati City in the Philippines are the only non-Western cities in the top ten.

Here’s the same data in a table for reference:

Atlanta Chicago Dallas Los Angeles Houston Singapore London New York Washington Makati City
Psalm 23 1 Cor. 13 1 Cor. 13 Gen. 1 Gen. 1 Prov. 2 1 Cor. 13 Psalm 23 Psalm 23 1 Cor. 13
1 Cor. 13 Psalm 23 Psalm 23 1 Cor. 13 Psalm 23 Psalm 46 Gen. 1 1 Cor. 13 Gen. 1 Psalm 23
Gen.1 Gen. 1 Gen. 1 Psalm 23 1 Cor. 13 John 17 Psalm 23 Gen. 1 1 Cor. 13 John 3:16
Rom. 8 John 3:16 Rom. 8 John 3:16 Rom. 8 1 Cor. 13 Psalm 91 Psalm 91 Rom. 8 Jer. 29:11
Psalm 91 Psalm 91 Jer. 29:11 James 1 Psalm 91 Psalm 146 Rom. 8 Rom. 8 Psalm 91 Gen. 1

Related posts:

  1. The top 25 Bible passages of 2009
  2. The 100 most-read Bible verses at BibleGateway.com
  3. The Top 20 Old Testament Dinner Guests

Posted by Chris

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