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‘State of the Bible in 2013’

Catholic World News - September 02, 2013

The American Bible Society has published its annual survey on the “state of the Bible” in the United States.

The survey took note of respondents’ religious affiliations and defined “practicing Catholics” as Catholics who attend services at least monthly.

The survey found that:

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  • Posted by: shrink - Sep. 02, 2013 6:48 PM ET USA

    A purely personal preference from a cradle Catholic who usually reads the DouayR.: The King James Psalms are without peer.

  • Posted by: mario.f.leblanc5598 - Sep. 02, 2013 10:22 AM ET USA

    Four, if you include the Psalm, five if you include the Lord's Prayer, etc. The response about the Bible, Book of Mormon, and Koran is somewhat depressing. We need more people to read and ponder websites like Catholic Culture!

  • Posted by: scunoology - Sep. 02, 2013 6:31 AM ET USA

    If you are a practicing Catholic, 100% read the bible weekly. We have three scripture readings at Sunday Mass!

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