A recent nationwide study revealed major findings about the influence of the Bible on American teens and their interaction with God’s word

According to the 2016 Teen State of the Bible research, a majority of teenagers in the United still have a reverence for the Bible.

But their views about what it actually means to them have been influenced by many of today’s secular ideals learned in public schools, through media and the entertainment industry.

The following are the top 10 discoveries researchers divulged from the data they collected in May from more than 1,000 participants between the ages of 13 and 17.

A majority view reading Scripture in public as a positive thing.

Barna found that when it comes to perceptions of how reading the Bible in public is taken, most teens see it as a positive thing.

“When they encounter others reading the Bible, teens most commonly say they are happy to see other Christians around (37 percent), they are grateful to see that sacred books are still important to people (36 percent), and they feel encouraged (33 percent),” Barna research said.

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