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41. Where, according to the Bible, was Jesus born? (QN41)
  TOTAL %
1) Bethlehem 2,515 73.7
2) Jericho 17 0.5
3) Jerusalem 341 10
4) Nazareth 413 12.1
8) Dont know 120 3.5
9) Refused 6 0.2
TOTAL3,412100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


47a. Which Bible figure is most closely associated with... Remaining obedient to God despite suffering? Is it...? (QN47A)
  TOTAL %
1) Job (Jobe) 1,495 43.8
2) Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 170 5
3) Moses 388 11.4
4) Abraham 422 12.4
8) Dont know 928 27.2
9) Refused 9 0.3
TOTAL3,412100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


47c. Which Bible figure is most closely associated with... Leading the exodus from Egypt? Is it...? (QN47C)
  TOTAL %
1) Job (Jobe) 48 1.4
2) Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 86 2.5
3) Moses 2,615 76.6
4) Abraham 162 4.7
8) Dont know 496 14.5
9) Refused 5 0.1
TOTAL3,412100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


47d. Which Bible figure is most closely associated with... Willingness to sacrifice his son for God? Is it...? (QN47D)
  TOTAL %
1) Job (Jobe) 180 5.3
2) Elijah (uh-LIE-jah) 162 4.7
3) Moses 222 6.5
4) Abraham 2,203 64.6
8) Dont know 638 18.7
9) Refused 7 0.2
TOTAL3,412100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- According to the Bible, Jesus was born in Jerusalem. (BIBLE4)
  TOTAL %
1) True 426 41.8
2) False 503 49.3
3) Dont know/Refused 91 8.9
TOTAL1,020100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


The Bible tells of Christ going to a temple in Jerusalem to talk with the scribes and the Pharisees. To what religious group did the temple belong? (TEMPLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Romans 143 5.4
2) Greeks 23 0.9
3) Jews 2,081 77.9
4) Christians 41 1.5
5) None of these 22 0.8
6) Dont know 362 13.5
TOTAL2,672100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


39. What is the first book of the Bible? (QN39)
  TOTAL %
1) Genesis 2,293 67.2
2) Incorrect 228 6.7
8) Dont know 884 25.9
9) Refused 7 0.2
TOTAL3,412100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- The Book of Acts is in the Old Testament. (TRFAACTS)
  TOTAL %
1) True 1,231 24.5
2) False 1,898 37.8
3) Dont know 1,890 37.7
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- The book of Acts is in the Old Testament. (BIBLE5)
  TOTAL %
1) True 221 21.7
2) False 530 52
3) Dont know/Refused 268 26.3
TOTAL1,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


In which part of the Christian Bible does the book of Revelation appear? (REVELTN)
  TOTAL %
1) Old Testament 645 22.2
2) New Testament 1,574 54.1
3) Both 213 7.3
4) Neither 27 0.9
5) Dont know 449 15.4
6) Refused 2 0.1
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think the Bible says blacks are inferior to whites or do you think it does not say that? (INFERIOR)
  TOTAL %
1) Says blacks are inferior to whites 18 2
2) Does not say that 765 86.6
8) DK/No opinion 100 11.3
TOTAL883100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you mostly agree or mostly disagree with each statement on this card? -- The Bible contains valuable teachings about the use of money. (AGGODMON)
  TOTAL %
1) Mostly agree 2,550 50.8
2) Mostly disagree 1,555 31
3) Dont know 913 18.2
TOTAL5,018100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now would you please read each of the following statements and do two things. First, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not, and second, would you please indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) -- For it is easier for a camel to go through a needles eye than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. From the Bible? (NEEDLEYE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 2,275 84.2
2) No 427 15.8
TOTAL2,702100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Blessed are the strong, for they shall be the sword of God. -- From the Bible? (BLSDSTRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 536 21.1
2) No 2,006 78.9
TOTAL2,542100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. -- From the Bible? (SFRWITCH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 269 11
2) No 2,173 89
TOTAL2,442100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth. -- From the Bible? (BLSDMEEK)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 2,721 97.8
2) No 61 2.2
TOTAL2,782100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Let your women keep silence in the churches, for it is not permitted unto them to speak. -- From the Bible? (WMNSILNT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,135 44.6
2) No 1,412 55.4
TOTAL2,547100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. -- From the Bible? (GODJEALU)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 2,028 78.1
2) No 569 21.9
TOTAL2,597100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - For it is easier for a camel to go through a needles eye than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Is it from the Bible? (CAMELNDL)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 58 58.6
2) No 41 41.4
TOTAL99100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - Blessed are the strong: for they shall be the sword of God. Is it from the Bible? (BLESSEDS)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 57 57.6
2) No 42 42.4
TOTAL99100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Is it from the Bible? (SUFWITCH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 17 17.2
2) No 82 82.8
TOTAL99100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak. Is it from the Bible? (WOMENSIL)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 30 30.3
2) No 69 69.7
TOTAL99100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. Is it from the Bible? (JEALOUSG)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 51 51.5
2) No 48 48.5
TOTAL99100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - For it is easier for a camel to go through a needles eye than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Is it from the Bible? (RELGC19B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 65 75.6
2) No 21 24.4
TOTAL86100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - Blessed are the strong: for they shall be the sword of God. Is it from the Bible? (RELGC20B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 31 36
2) No 55 64
TOTAL86100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Is it from the Bible? (RELGC21B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 16 18.6
2) No 70 81.4
TOTAL86100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak. Is it from the Bible? (RELGC22B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 30 34.9
2) No 56 65.1
TOTAL86100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. Is it from the Bible? (RELGC23B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 43 50
2) No 43 50
TOTAL86100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - For it is easier for a camel to go through a needles eye than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Is it from the Bible? (RELGC19B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 69 70.4
2) No 29 29.6
TOTAL98100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - Blessed are the strong: for they shall be the sword of God. Is it from the Bible? (RELGC20B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 38 38.8
2) No 60 61.2
TOTAL98100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Is it from the Bible? (RELGC21B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 15 15.3
2) No 83 84.7
TOTAL98100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak. Is it from the Bible? (RELGC22B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 37 37.8
2) No 61 62.2
TOTAL98100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. Is it from the Bible? (RELGC23B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 43 43.9
2) No 55 56.1
TOTAL98100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
Biblical Figures: This question type asks the respondent questions about key Biblical figures.
Books: This question type asks the respondent where or if certain books appear in the Bible.
Teachings: This question type asks the respondent if the Bible contains certain teachings.
Verses: This question type asks the respondent if a particular quote is a verse from the Bible.

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