African-Americans are more engaged with the Bible than any other group, research reveals. The American Bible Society’s State of the Bible survey found that African-Americans overwhelmingly cites positive beliefs and hope found in the Scriptures.
The study showed:
– 71 percent of African-Americans are Bible engaged compared to 58 percent of all Americans.
– Only 6 percent of African-Americans have hostile feelings toward the Bible.
– When African-Americans sit down to read the Bible almost 30 percent read it for an hour or more.
– 53 percent said they felt hopeful as a result of reading the Bible.
“African-Americans are much more inclined to recognize the value of reading the Bible,” Roy Peterson, president of American Bible Society, says. “Anyone who devotes time to the Word of God can discover its unique ability to help make sense of life.”