Bible Reading

By Bowman, Karlyn | The American Enterprise, October-November 2003 | Go to article overview

Bible Reading


Bowman, Karlyn, The American Enterprise


President Bush says that he reads the Bible daily. So, too, do about 15 percent of his fellow citizens. At the other end of the spectrum, about a quarter say they never read it. About 90 percent have a Bible at home, a figure unchanged from 1954, when Gallup first posed the question. About a quarter say they have read the Bible all the way through. Thirty percent today say the Bible is the actual word of God, to be taken literally word for word, while 52 percent believe it is the inspired word of God. Fifteen percent call it an ancient book of fables, legends, and history.

Question: How often do you ... ?

Read Bible daily or more often

1942    10%
1998    14%

Source: The Gallup Organization, latest that of 2002.
The American Bible Society sponsored some of these surveys.

Note: Table made from line graph.

Read the Bible--1998

Daily or more often                 14%
Two-three times a week/weekly       24
Two-three times a month             14
Once a month                         8
Less than once a month              20
Never                               27

Note: Question wording varied.

Source: The Gallup Organization, latest that of 2002.
The American Bible Society sponsored some of these surveys.

Note: Table made from bar graph.

Question: Do you happen to have any of
these books in your home ... ?

Have a Bible in your home

1954          92%
2000          93

Note: Question wording varied slightly.

Source: The Gallup Organization, latest that of 2002. … 

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