The Bible and America's Teenagers

How often do you read the Bible?

And when you do, for how long at a time?

When teenagers were asked that question in the Barna Group 2016 Teen State of the Bible research, seven out of ten said they not only own a Bible—but one in four said they read the Bible at least once a week.

. . .and a majority said it was for more than 15 minutes at each sitting!

Not surprisingly, with the growth of digital technology and use of mobile devices, teens are increasingly reading the Bible digitally—with nearly 50% engaging with the Bible on a smartphone.

David Kinnaman, president of Barna Group, said about the study: “the Bible remains a highly regarded and well-read text among the vast majority of American teens.”

Teenagers in a digital age—engaging more than ever with the Bible!


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