Saturday, May 20, 2017
American Beliefs. (Better Than Those Found In The UK!)
Most Americans still believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, but the number who believe it should be taken literally (24 per cent) is at a 40-year low.
A May poll by Gallup found that less than one in four Americans believe the Bible to be 'the actual word of God, and is to be taken literally, word for word'. In contrast, 26 per cent view it as 'a book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by man'.
The poll finds the number of those who take the Bible literally at its lowest in 40 years, and is the first time that the number of biblical sceptics has exceeded the number of biblical literalists.
However, just under half (47 per cent) of Americans still believe the Bible is 'inspired by God, not all to be taken literally'. That leaves a combined 71 per cent of Americans who still believe the Bible to be in some way inspired by God. Christian Today.