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Study: Most Americans Own Bibles but Won't Vote for Obama or Romney Based on Them

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  • 2012 Aug 23
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According to a new survey by the American Bible Society called "State of the Bible 2012," 85 percent of American households own a Bible, but nearly eight in 10 in Americans do not believe the Bible plays a role in telling them who to vote for in this year's presidential election, Christianity Today reports. Eight in 10 people surveyed also said they believe the Bible is "sacred or holy." In contrast, only 10 percent said the same about the Quran, and 6 percent believe the same for the Book of Mormon -- but in spite of this, nearly half expressed a belief that "the Bible, the Quran and the Book of Mormon are all different expressions of the same spiritual truths" and are in total agreement. Seventy-nine percent of adults consider themselves at least "somewhat knowledgeable" about the Bible, yet less than half could name the first five books of the Old Testament.