Thursday, 1 March 2012

American Bible Society on the Bible in America, 2011

The ever-helpful folk at Scripture Engagement link to the findings from a nationwide study commissioned by American Bible Society and conducted by Barna Research. It documents responses taken from U.S. adults 18 years of age and older, and categorises them into different groups with regard to their views on the authority and relevance of the Bible: (1) Engaged, (2) Friendly, (3) Neutral, and (4) Antagonistic. See here for a fuller layout of the results.

As those at Scripture Engagement say, ‘the survey hones in on the perceptions, misperceptions, Biblical confidence and format preference of each group’ and ‘there is a helpful conclusion section, with recommendations for encouraging Scripture Engagement among people in each of the four categories’.

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