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Bible readership in the U.S. 2018-2020

As of June 2020, 34 percent Americans stated they never read the Bible, an increase of three percent from the previous year. However, more people in 2019 stated that they read the Bible every day compared to 2018.

Frequency of reading the Bible among adults in the United States from 2018 to 2020

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

January 2020 and June 2020

Number of respondents

n1=2,010; n2=3,020

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

2020 report reveals findings from two separate surveys, one conducted in January, and another in June

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

*Data prior to 2020 comes from previous reports, with different time frames given.
During the survey, this question was posed as follows: "Realistically, how often do you use the Bible?"

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