Looks like America could be growing in its lack of confidence in the Bible according to a recent Gallup Poll.
A poll measuring beliefs about the Bible, found that approximately 28 percent of Americans believe the Bible is the literal word of God. This is down from a poll conducted in the late 1970’s where approximately 40 percent of Americans believed the bible to be the literal word of God.
Disturbingly it seems one in five Americans see the Bible in secular terms, which was described in the poll as ancient “fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man.”
Barley half of Americans (47 percent) belief the bible to be the “inspired” word of God.
(From the Religious News Service, June 6th, 2014 publication)