Should a Bible be part of the required textbooks for back-to-school?
As students return to class this fall, 51 percent of adults across America believe the Bible should be taught in public schools because of its historical significance, according to newly released data from Lifeway Research.
In the South, 60 percent agreed. The Midwest mirrored the national average, while 44 percent of the Northeast and 40 percent of those in the West thought teaching the Bible in schools would be a good thing.
Agreement also varied by gender, age, and education. A majority of men (55 percent) agreed, while only 46 percent of women did.
Young adults are most likely to disagree, with only 36 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds believing Scripture should be taught in school.
Additionally, education made it more likely for someone to disagree. Forty three percent of those with a college degree disagreed with teaching the Bible. That’s 10 percent higher than those without the degree.