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9/4/2013 (2 years ago)

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22 percent of all Americans believe 'every word' in the Bible

It's estimated that 88 percent of all homes in the United States has a Bible. While more people turn to the Internet for reading, many cell phones and iPads are now giving Americans their weekly inspiration. It seems that God remains foremost with many Americans, and that's being reflected in their Internet habits.

In the survey of 2,083 respondents, the most read and searched version of the Bible was the King James Version. Thirty-eight percent preferred that over the New King James version, which just 14 percent prefer.

In the survey of 2,083 respondents, the most read and searched version of the Bible was the King James Version. Thirty-eight percent preferred that over the New King James version, which just 14 percent prefer.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

9/4/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: Bible, Internet, iPads, poll, literally, faith, Holy


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to a new survey of Bible use conducted by the American Bible Society, 41 percent of Americans now use the Internet to read the good book on a computer. Some 29 percent of poll respondents said they searched Bible verses on a cell phone. Seventeen percent said they read an electronic version of the Bible on a Kindle or iPad.

This reflects the trend found in news publications, whose content is now being increasingly read online. 

"The data shows a continual shift to digital content. The number of Bible readers who use their smart phone or cell phone to search for Bible content has increased each year, with a six percent increase in the use of this format from 2012," the Society said.

"Use of internet to find Bible content has also increased, up four percent from 2011," they added.

In the survey of 2,083 respondents, the most read and searched version of the Bible was the King James Version. Thirty-eight percent preferred that over the New King James version, which just 14 percent prefer.

Americans also declared that the Bible is king over the Koran, with 80 percent calling the Bible sacred, with just eight percent citing the Koran. That was followed by the Torah, at four percent, and Book of Mormon at three percent.

The most read book in the world is also having a bigger influence in American politics. More than two-thirds, or 69 percent, said their personal faith has at least a little influence in political issues.

Among other remarkable findings found in the survey:

-- 77 percent believe that morality in America is on the decline, with a third blaming the lack of bible reading.

-- 66 percent believing teaching the Bible in public schools is important.

-- 54 percent of adults agreed with the statement, "The Bible and politics do not mix."

-- 22 percent of adults believe the Bible should be taken literally, word for word.

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