Monday, July 14, 2008

Sacred literature: And the winner is ...

The Barna Group has released the results of a recent study, which some might be surprised at, others are not. Read part of the release below.

"As the United States becomes a more pluralistic nation, it would be expected that a broader base of books would be accepted by increasing numbers of adults as "sacred literature" or "holy books." A new survey by The Barna Group discovered that about two-dozen such books were listed by a national sample of 1003 adults. However, only four books were listed by at least 1% of the public, and just one book was deemed to be sacred or holy by at least 5% of the public.

The only book listed by at least 5% was the Bible, which was named as a holy book by 84% of the public.

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