Print vs. smartphone Bible preferences in the U.S. 2012-2019

Preference between print and smartphone versions of the Bible among adults in the United States from 2012 to 2019

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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

2012 to 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

*The sample size varied per year. Sample sizes prior to 2019 were as follows: 2012 n = 597; 2013 n = 603; 2014 n = 590; 2015 n = 583; 2016 n = 570; 2017 n = 1,376; 2018 n = 1,376.
**Smartphone usage was not tested until 2015.
The question was phrased by the source as follows: 'All things considered, in what format do you prefer to use the Bible: print, digital or audio?'

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