Do Most Christians Even Know the 10 Commandments?

By Valerie Tarico

bibleThe American Bible Society funds an annual “State of the Bible” survey, and this spring the Christian Post cheered some of their findings: “The Bible continues to dominate both mind space and book retail space as America’s undisputed best-seller.” According to the study, conducted by Barna, over 88 percent of American homes contain a Bible. In fact, the average is 4.7 copies per household.

Now, I should note that a young non-religious friend once came home from school with a bright green Gideon’s New Testament that she later touted as a reserve of fine rolling papers, which may explain why the household average isn’t a solid 5.

But most Americans treat the Bible with some degree of deference.

Among adults who responded to the survey, 56% were classified as “pro-Bible” meaning they think it is the actual or inspired word of God with no errors. More than a quarter said that they read from the Good Book daily or at least several times a week. Fully half said the Bible contains everything a person needs to know to lead a meaningful life.

Read More  Do Most Christians Even Know the 10 Commandments? | Alternet.

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One Response to Do Most Christians Even Know the 10 Commandments?

  1. Michael Snow says:

    The answer is “No” and that is a shame. Most Christians parents neglect their role as the primary teacher of their children. http://textsincontext.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/teaching-children-the-ten-commandments/

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