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Poll: People Don’t Bring a Print Bible on Summer Vacation

Since the beginning of the summer (in the Northern Hemisphere), we’ve been asking Bible Gateway Blog readers to answer the question: “When do you read your Bible while on family vacation?” Surprisingly, the most selected answer (27%) by the more than 1,600 people responding is: “I don’t pack a Bible.” This might mean that they […]

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Poll: Bible Gateway Users Are Reading Genesis to Revelation in 2015

The number one response of Bible Gateway users responding to an online survey is that their goal in 2015 is to read through the Bible from beginning to end. [See our blogpost, Read the Bible at Your Own Pace with Bible Gateway’s New, Improved Bible Reading Plans] We asked Bible Gateway Blog readers to answer […]

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Using a Print Bible is How Most People Follow Publicly Read Scripture

The majority of Bible Gateway users responding to an online survey say they read their print Bibles when Scripture is read aloud in church. We asked Bible Gateway Blog readers to complete this sentence: “When Scripture is read publicly in worship service, I….” More than 6,000 of you voted. Of that number, 48% chose the […]

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Most People Prefer to Memorize Scripture Without “Thee” and “Thou”

The majority of Bible Gateway users responding to an online survey say they use modern English Bible translations to devote Scripture verses to memory. We asked blog readers “What English Bible translation do you primarily use to memorize Scripture?” More than 2,000 of you responded. Of that number, 63% chose Bible versions other than the […]

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Most People Wish They Knew More About the Bible

The majority of Bible Gateway users responding to an online survey say they wish they knew more about the Bible than they currently do. Readers of the Bible Gateway Blog were asked “How do you describe your personal knowledge of the Bible?,” to which more than 2,000 responded. Of that number, a total of 59% […]

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People Overwhelmingly Use Print Bibles in Church

Whether it’s leather, hardcover, or softcover, the vast majority of Bible Gateway users responding to an online survey say they use print, not digital, versions of the Bible when they attend their worship services. Readers of the Bible Gateway Blog were asked “What edition of the Bible do you most often take to church?,” to […]

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75% in USA Believe the Bible is in Some Way Connected to God

Three in four Americans say they believe the Bible is the Word of God, according to a recently released Gallup (@Gallup) survey. But 21% consider it fables and history. These statistics mirror the percentage of Americans identifying themselves as Christian (76%) and non-Christian (22%) in Gallup’s 2013 religion aggregate. [See our previous blogpost, A Summary […]

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A Summary of Recent Bible Reading Surveys

The Bible remains America’s favorite book, according to the most recent Harris Poll. This year, just as in 2008 when The Harris Poll last asked this question, the number one book is the Bible. It’s now followed by Gone with the Wind, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and To Kill a Mockingbird. The […]

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Bible Gateway Users Like to Talk About the Bible

An overwhelming majority of people who use BibleGateway.com to search and read the Bible include the Bible several times a week in their everyday discussions, according to our most recent online poll, in which 4,460 people voted. In answer to the question, “How often do you talk about the Bible in your normal course of […]

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Did You Identify These Bible Quotes?

Have you taken our Bible quote quiz yet? In it, we provide 16 quotes and challenge you to identify which are from the Bible, and which are from popular fantasy novels like The Lord of the Rings and A Game of Thrones. Many of you are telling us that you enjoyed the quiz, so I […]

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