The American Bible Society has found a shocking drop in Bible reading and engagement. The numbers are certainly discouraging — but what's really going on? And amid the unfortunate statistics, are there any bright spots?
Stories in Bible Literacy
President Donald Trump thinks it is "great" that the option of Bible classes are returning to public schools.
More Americans have no religious identity—many have no need for God. This is especially true with the so-called Generation Z.
Legislators at the Iowa Statehouse have introduced a bill that would allow or require schools to teach the Bible as an elective course, but some are opposing it as an "extreme piece of legislation."
As a child, Lauren Green McAfee remembers waking up each day before the sun rose to learn math from her dad before he left for work at 7 a.m. And every time she entered his study, he would always be reading his Bible.
The KGB finally got what it wanted — the separation of church and Bible in the West — with disastrous results.
Biblical illiteracy is at an all-time high. A nationwide poll found that 60 percent of Americans could not identify even five of the Ten Commandments, and another survey revealed that 39 percent of Millennials never read the Bible.