Written by: Karen Faulkner
Article source: www.worthynews.com

A new study by the American Bible Society (ABS) shows that there has been a significant increase in the number of young adults aged 18–27 (Gen Z) who say the Bible has transformed their lives.

Released on Thursday, the study by ABS is published in the first installment of its “State of the Bible USA” 2024 report.

According to the ABS report, the number of Gen Z young Americans who said the Bible was the source of transformation in their lives rose from 50% in 2023 to 54% in 2024.

“Increasingly, the Bible must compete for our attention in an ever-busier world. The State of the Bible survey bears this out as we see Scripture engagement decreasing over the last few years, especially in younger generations,” John Farquhar Plake, ABS Chief Program Officer, said in a statement. “Yet our youngest adults show signs of interest in the Bible, curiosity about it, and transformative interaction with it…We have good reason for hope,” Plake said.

Other key findings in the ABS report include: 1) “There are more Bible Disengaged Americans than ever: 57% of Americans are Bible Disengaged—the highest number in the 14-year history of this survey.” 2) “Once again, Black Americans lead the way in Scripture Engagement. In the past year, the Scripture Engagement of Black Americans increased slightly to 28%. This is higher by far than the score for white Americans, which dropped slightly to 16%,” the report reads.

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Date published: 26/05/2024
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