Desire for reading the Bible in the U.S. from 2011-2019

Share of adults who wish that they used the Bible more in the United States from 2011 to 2019

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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Number of respondents

2,040 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

2011 n=1,011; 2012 n=1,020; 2013 n=1,005; 2014 n=1,012; 2015 n = 1,010; 2016 n = 1,008; 2018 n = 2,040; 2019 n = 2,013

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: 'Do you wish that you read the Bible more, or not?'
Data prior to 2019 comes from previous reports.

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