Category Archives: Statistics

What Are People Around the World Searching For in the Bible?

Do Bible readers in different parts of the world gravitate toward different sections of the Bible? Here’s a chart that lays out the most popular Bible passages in different countries. Continue reading

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Bible Gateway’s Most “Bible-Minded” Cities in the UK and Australia

Croydon, England and Richmond, Victoria rank #1 as Bible Gateway’s most “Bible-minded cities in the United Kingdom and Australia respectively for 2013. In our previous posts—“What Are Bible Gateway’s Most “Bible-Minded” USA Cities?” and “Bible Gateway’s Most “Bible-Minded” Cities in … Continue reading

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Bible Gateway’s Most “Bible-Minded” Cities in Canada

Steinbach, Manitoba ranks #1 as Bible Gateway’s most “Bible-minded” city in Canada for 2013. In our previous post, we assembled usage data from 2013 of visitors to BibleGateway.com that indicate Bible Gateway’s popularity in U.S. cities while also controlling for … Continue reading

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What Are Bible Gateway’s Most “Bible-Minded” USA Cities?

In our previous post, we mused about what Bible Gateway’s statistics would reveal about the most “Bible-minded” cities in the U.S. Crunching the numbers from 2013, we came up with the following charts that indicate Bible Gateway’s popularity in U.S. … Continue reading

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What Are America’s Most Bible-Minded Cities?

What’s the most “Bible-minded” city in the United States? Though it ranks 87th in population size, Chattanooga, TN, ranks number one in “Bible-mindedness” among US cities, according to a recent survey by the American Bible Society (ABS) and Barna Group. … Continue reading

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2013 Year in Review on Bible Gateway

The end of the year brings lists upon lists of what transpired the previous 12 months. Bible Gateway is no exception. In 2013, BibleGateway.com (@BibleGateway) was visited 456 million times and generated more than 1.5 billion views (yes, that’s right: with a … Continue reading

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Depression and the Bible: Charting the “Moods” of Scripture

This past Sunday, my church focused its worship service on the topic of mental illness. We listened as a member of our congregation shared their testimony of years spent struggling with crippling depression—a devastasting experience that was overcome not by … Continue reading

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Religious Interest Among Young Facebook Users is Big. But Why?

Stephen Wolfram yesterday published Data Science of the Facebook World, an analysis of data from people who have allowed his website, Wolfram Alpha, access to their Facebook lives. Two charts touch on religion, and we’re not totally sure what to … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of the Bible: A Sentiment Analysis of Scripture

What are the most upbeat parts of the Bible? One of our Bible Gateway colleagues has created a statistical overview of the Bible using a technique called “sentiment analysis.” The results identify the cheeriest and gloomiest sections of Scripture. Continue reading

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How People Share the Bible (Verses) vs. Read the Bible (Chapters)

People tend to read longer passages of Scripture online but share shorter passages on Facebook and Twitter—usually a single verse at a time. Here are some charts that quantify the difference in behavior between sharing and reading the Bible. Continue reading

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