New Survey Reveals Bible Reading Habits of Teens
Teenagers have a more positive view of the Bible than Millennials.
A 2015 survey conducted by American Bible Society and Barna Group unmasks the major challenges and opportunities when it comes to engaging teenagers with God’s Word. Just 7 percent of teenagers are actively engaged with the Bible—that’s 4 percent less than their Millennial peer group (18-30 year-olds).
Some good news from the survey shows that 49 percent of teenagers have a friendly view of Scripture. This is 13 percent higher than their Millennial counterparts, which highlights the importance of equipping teenagers to engage with God’s Word. Senior Manager of Youth & Millennial Engagement Arthur Satterwhite is hopeful as he interprets these numbers. “Young people are a huge part of how we will shift the perception of the Bible in America,” he says. With the support of generous financial partners, American Bible Society will continue to reach teens with God’s Word during this pivotal time of life.
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