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Millennials Losing Faith in the Bible

Percentage of Americans who say they're skeptical about the Good Book has nearly doubled from 10% to 19%, with young people driving the trend

A study commissioned by the American Bible Society shows that the percentage of people who are skeptical of the Good Book has nearly doubled from 10% to 19% since 2011, with millennials driving the increase.

Two thirds of skeptics, or people who think the Bible is “just another book of teachings written by men that contains stories and advice,” are between the ages of 18 and 29. The same share of Americans call themselves skeptical—19 percent—as call themselves “engaged” with the Bible.

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