New survey on teens and Bibles

The Barna Group did a new survey in May 2016 of 1,000 American teens to find out what they think about the Bible and Bible reading. Take a look here.

A few interesting stats from the survey:

  • Nearly all teens who say they read the Bible at least once a week are actually thinking about what it says. Forty-two percent (42%) said “a lot,” while 55% said they thought “some” about how to apply it to their lives.
  • When practicing Protestant teens have questions, most ask their parents (39%) open Bibleor a pastor or youth director (32%).
  • Teens who see their parents read the Bible are more likely to do it themselves. Of the teens who read the Bible at least once a week, 90% say their parents regularly (55%) or sometimes (35%) read Scripture.

Check out the survey findings and pray about how this will help you understand or encourage your teens better. If nothing else, it’s a good reminder to keep up your personal Bible reading and time with God. The Holy Spirit uses these ordinary means of grace to grow you and help you disciple your teens.


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