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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 […]

Filed under Polls and Surveys, Statistics

What Are People Searching For in the Bible? Revisited

Earlier this year, our friends at GMI created an informative infographic breaking down popular Bible searches by country. They’ve just released a new “video Infographic” that walks through the highlights, and presents some discussion questions based on the data: What do you make of the data, and the questions it suggests? In our original post […]

Filed under General, Infographics, Statistics, Video

What People Use the Internet For

When we saw that Americans spend most of their online time in social networking and emailing—according to an online survey by GfK and the Interactive Advertising Bureau—we thought it may be helpful to remind you of the many places you can encounter Bible Gateway’s daily Internet content. The study says the average American interacts with […]

Filed under Bible Gateway Features, Statistics

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 […]

Filed under Literacy, Polls and Surveys, Statistics

The 10 Most Popular Books of the Bible (and Why)

Jeffrey Kranz (@Jeffrey_the_Red) of The Overview Bible Project created the following Infographic from Bible Gateway’s online usage data. The top-10 most-read books of the Bible on BibleGateway.com are Psalms, Matthew, John, Romans, Proverbs, Genesis, Luke, 1 Corinthians, Isaiah, and Acts.

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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.

Filed under Infographics, Statistics

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 Canada”—we assembled usage data from 2013 of visitors to BibleGateway.com that indicate Bible Gateway’s popularity […]

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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 population. By popular demand, we’ve now done the same thing with visitor data from Canadian […]

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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. cities (also see Bible Gateway’s Most “Bible-Minded” Cities in Canada and Bible Gateway’s Most “Bible-Minded” […]

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