FIRST, THE BAD NEWS …


Skepticism about the Bible is on the rise.

From American Bible Society's recent State of the Bible survey, we know that Americans who view the Bible as a book of teachings written by men has risen from 10 to 22% over the past six years.

In this same period, the percentage of Americans who view the Bible as sacred literature has dropped, 86% to 80%, and 33% percent of Americans say the Bible is not a sufficient guide for meaningful living -- an increase from 23%.

What’s more, consider these statistics:

Americans profess to reading the Bible daily Americans profess to reading the Bible daily

ONLY 14%

of Americans profess to reading the Bible daily

62%

of non-Christian Millennials have never read the Bible
Non-Christian Millennials have never read the Bible
Christian Millennials believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God but has some factual or historical errors Christian Millennials believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God but has some factual or historical errors

11%

of practicing Christian Millennials believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God but has some factual or historical errors
Non-Christian Millennials believe the Bible is a dangerous book

27%

of non-Christian Millennials believe the Bible is a dangerous book of religious dogma used for centuries to oppress people
Non-Christian Millennials believe the Bible is a dangerous book

But that's not the end of the story. Or His-story, for that matter.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THIS …

The majority still rules and most Americans today hold the Bible in high regard. From the same State of the Bible survey, we also know that:

2 out of 3 Americans agree that the Bible contains everything a person needs to know 2 out of 3 Americans agree that the Bible contains everything a person needs to know
2
OUT OF
3
Americans agree that the
Bible contains everything a
person needs to know in
order to live a meaningful life

80%

of Americans view the Bible as sacred literature
64% of Americans report that the Bible has had more impact on humanity than any other text

64%

of Americans report
that the Bible has
had more impact on
humanity than any
other text.
61% profess a desire to read the Bible more often

God’s Word is alive and active. That’s why …

WE WON’T STOP SHARING IT …

American Bible Society is continuing to share God’s life-changing story -- the Good News of God’s Word -- with men, women and children all across our great nation.

It’s been our mission for more than 200 years.

And we won’t stop until the Bible is made available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life-changing message.

That’s why we provide free and easily accessible Bible engagement tools and resources to meet people’s needs.

For every circumstance. In multiple formats. Like these …

Daily Bible Reading Daily Bible Reading
Daily Bible Reading »

Delivered to your inbox every day, each Bible reading includes a passage of Scripture, application and prayer for reflection.

Small Group Resources
Small Group Resources »

Includes Bible study guides that offer brief overviews of various books in Scripture to help leaders in study and discussion with their small groups.

Devotionals »

Our Bible Devotionals cross-platform mobile application delivers devotional content to Bible readers stateside and around the world.

Devotionals
Reading Plans
Reading Plans »

Helps new or seasoned Bible readers through different books of Scripture -– including a yearly plan with short Bible selections each day to help gain a greater knowledge and love for God and his written Word.

Reading Plans
Activities and Games
Activities & Games »

Ideas to help families or Sunday School classes bring biblical principles to life in young hearts and minds.