The American Bible Society’s 13th annual State of the Bible report has revealed that although many members of Generation Z may not frequently read their Bibles, a notable percentage still express curiosity about Scripture and the teachings of Jesus. The report highlights that 44 percent of Gen Z adults state that they are either “very” or “extremely” curious about the “Bible and/or Jesus.” Younger members of Gen Z (ages 18-21) are more inclined to express strong curiosity, with 56 percent indicating such interest. In contrast, 34 percent of older Gen Z members (ages 22-26) report being very or extremely curious about the Bible and Jesus.
Christian Headlines reports:
Members of Gen Z may rarely read their Bibles, but a significant percentage nevertheless are curious about Scripture and the teachings of Jesus, according to a new report from the American Bible Society.
The society this week released the latest data from its 13th annual State of the Bible report, showing that 44 percent of Gen Z adults say they are “very” or “extremely” curious about the “Bible and/or Jesus.” Younger members (ages 18-21) of Gen Z adults are more likely (56 percent) than older members (ages 22-26 — 34 percent) to say they are very or extremely curious.
Only 30 percent of Gen Z adults say they’ve read the Bible at least three times outside of a church service the past year. Nevertheless, many Gen Z adults affirm orthodox beliefs.
Half of Gen Z adults (50 percent) hold to the traditional Christian understanding of God as “the all-powerful, all-knowing, perfect creator of the universe who rules the world today.” Among Millennials, 52 percent do.
Additionally, 45 percent of younger Gen Z adults (18-21) say the Bible is the Word of God and has no errors, compared to 30 percent of older Gen Z adults (22-26) who believe this.
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