Bible reading a source of hope during the pandemic- research has shown

Feb 28th, 2021 A survey by the Bible Society has found that   reading the Bible during the pandemic has given Christians hope in God and their future.

In the poll, carried out by Christian Research, some 42% said that reading their Bible had given them an increased sense of hope in God during the crisis, a figure that rose to around half (49%) of 45- to 54-year-olds. 

Over a quarter (28%) said it had increased their confidence in the future, while nearly two thirds (63%) said that reading the Bible had enabled their confidence to remain the same instead of dipping. 

Twenty-three per cent of those surveyed said that the Bible had increased their mental wellbeing, rising to 47 per cent among 24 to 34-year-olds.Over a third (35%) of respondents reported reading their Bibles more during the pandemic, with the biggest rise occurring among 25- to 34-year-olds (53%). 

The survey discovered that Christians are also reading their Bible more often than before, with half saying they are reading it daily and a quarter ‘multiple times a day’. 

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