Americans Largely Believe the Nation Would Fare Poorly Without the Bible
Over half of U.S. adults (54%) believe that America would be worse off without the Bible, which is actually a 5-percent increase since last year (49% in 2020).
One in seven Americans (14%) believes the nation would be better without the Bible, essentially the same as last year’s 13 percent. While the proportion with a more negative view remained about the same, there has been a shift from last year for those in the middle.
One in three American adults (33%) believe America would be the same with or without the Bible. Five percent of those who were ambivalent last year have moved to a more Bible-affirming view in 2021.