Gallup Poll: Americans belief in Bible being actual Word of God declines

1Timothy 4:1 “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons”

Important Takeaways:

  • 5 Startling Takeaways From Survey Finding Massive Decline in Americans Who Believe Bible Is the ‘Actual Word of God’
  • New statistics from Gallup showcase how much modern culture is impacting Americans’ views and perceptions of Scripture.
  • Just 20% now believe the Bible is the literal word of God, down from 30% in 2011 and 24% in 2017.
  • New record high among Americans who believe the Bible is a collection of “fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by man.” 29% in 2022, the highest ever recorded by Gallup. In 2011, that proportion was just 17%
  • 49% said the Bible is “inspired by God, not all to be taken literally.
  • 44% said in 2022 religion is very important in their lives, down from 60% in 2002.

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