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Category Archives: Polls and Surveys

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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Stark, Slytherin, Sauron, or Scripture? Identify These Quotes

In light of Hollywood’s abundance of Bible-related films this year, we thought it would be interesting to create a brief test to see how well you can discern Scripture from literary and movie script. The quiz below contains 16 quotes. It’s up to you to decide which ones are from the Bible, The Lord of […]

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“Noah” Generates a Flood of Bible Readers Over the Weekend

Christian critics have given Noah mixed reviews, but one thing Darren Aronofsky’s epic did accomplish was to get people reading the original story of Noah in the Bible. Over the weekend, visits to the Noah story in Genesis 6-9 at Bible Gateway saw a 223% increase over the previous weekend! I imagine this represents a […]

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What’s the Place of the Bible in American Christianity? Surprising Results from a New Survey

There have been quite a few surveys in recent years looking to better understand the ways that American Christians do and don’t put their personal faith into practice. Every time I hear of a new survey, I never know if I’m going to be pleasantly surprised or just depressed by what it reveals about the […]

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Should Digital Bibles be Used in Inaugural Ceremonies? Bible Gateway Visitors Weigh In

Nearly six out of every ten people (57%) say a digital Bible on a mobile device has no place whatsoever in political and judicial swearing-in ceremonies and that only a print Bible is acceptable. That’s according to Bible Gateway’s latest online poll, in which more than 5,000 people voted. We posed the question after Nassau […]

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What Does it Mean to be “Bible-minded”?

What does it mean to be “Bible-minded”? That term has seen a lot of use in the last week (including by us) in discussions of American Bible Society’s survey of America’s most “Bible-minded” cities. (As followers of our blog know, we’ve responded to the survey by running our own analyses of the top Bible-reading cities […]

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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. Chattanooga takes over the number-one ranking from Knoxville, TN, which claimed the top spot in […]

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