Last week, LifeWay Research released a study on how people view sacred texts. Click here to see the report. It also in the November 2015 issue of WORLD Magazine. Below are some of the most notable data points from the survey.
How Do Americans See the Bible?
As one may imagine, generally speaking, Americans tend to see the Bible in a more positive light than a book like the Quran. Of course, we don’t want to miss the obvious fact that the United States is home to many more Christians than it is home to Muslims.
What is fascinating about this data is that it shows 80% of Americans agree that following the Bible’s teachings would be good for American society.
This is a remarkable statistic, but we must remember, as we look at graphs such as these, that while 80% of Americans agree that following the Bible would be good for America, there are probably at least 80 different views among that 80% as to how“following the Bible’s teachings” actually looks in the practical outworking of American life.