Survey Finds “Unprecedented” Drop In “Bible Users”

The Christian Post reports:

There has been an “unprecedented drop” in the number of Bible users in the United States since last year, according to a report released by the American Bible Society. The American Bible Society defines Bible users as “those who use the Bible at least 3-4 times each year on their own, outside of a church setting.”

After reaching a high of 53% in 2014, the share of Bible users among the U.S. adult population consistently remained between 48% and 51%. Just last year, 50% of Americans were Bible users. However, in 2022, Bible users in the U.S. accounted for just 39% of the adult population, the lowest in more than a decade.

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The piece goes on for several hundred alarmed words and breaks down readership by generation, with 20% of Gen Z claiming they qualify as a bible user under the above parameters. Yeah, I’m not buying that either.