With confidence in organized religion at an all-time low, nearly one in seven Americans says following the Bible would harm society.
Source: Baptist News
By: Bob Allen
Nearly one in 10 Americans believe the Bible is a dangerous book, and 14 percent say following its teaching would be harmful for American society, according to a new survey on sacred texts and society by LifeWay Research.
At 9 percent the Bible fared better than the Quran — 24 percent said Islam’s holy book is dangerous and 33 percent said following its teachings would be bad for society. Just 28 percent said they believe following the Quran’s teaching would be good for American society, compared to 80 percent who said that about the Bible.
The survey found significant differences along demographic lines. Among evangelicals, 37 percent agreed the Quran is dangerous. The non-religious (17 percent) and Americans with other religions (8 percent) were more likely to say that about the Bible.
Nearly half of young adults age 18-24 (48 percent) believed following the Quran’s teaching would be beneficial for American society, while more than 80 percent of those 45 and older said following the Bible would be good for America.
The survey, released Oct. 30, was based on responses of 1,000 Americans in September 2014.
- See more at: https://baptistnews.com/culture/social-issues/item/30623-for-many-bible-no-longer-good-book#sthash.bh1bqZgt.dpuf
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