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Many US Protestants Rarely Read Their Bibles Daily

Daily Bible reading is the exception for Protestant and nondenominational adults in the U.S. who attend church at least monthly, according to a LifeWay Research report published July 2.

While a strong majority (87%) read the Bible at least monthly, only 32% of respondents said they read the Bible every day.

By comparison, 27% read it a few times a week, 12% once a week, 11% a few times a month and 5% once a month.

The remaining 12% of Protestant and nondenominational monthly churchgoers rarely or never read the Bible.

Respondents under 50 were less likely to read the Bible daily than those older than 50, while respondents in the western U.S. were more likely to report daily Bible reading than those in the Midwest or South.

Evangelical Protestants were the most likely tradition to report daily Bible reading (36%), followed by black Protestants (30%) and mainline Protestants (20%).

The full report is available here.