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Most Churchgoers Do Not Read the Bible on a Daily Basis, Study Says

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Most churchgoers do not read the Bible on a daily basis, according to a study on Bible engagement released Thursday by a Christian research organization.

The Transformational Discipleship study, conducted by LifeWay Research, surveyed 2,390 U.S. Protestants who said they attend church at least once a month, according to the Christian Post.

According to the results, 19 percent of respondents said they read the Bible outside of church services "every day," nearly identical to the 18 percent who answered "rarely or never."

Slightly more than a quarter said they read the Bible "a few times a week," while 14 percent said once a week and 22 percent said at least once a month.

LifeWay Research Director Scott McConnell told the Christian Post he attributes the results to modern American culture.

"Regular Bible engagement is both personal and requires discipline. Neither are popular in Western culture today," McConnell told the Post. "Too many churchgoers want the benefits of salvation without investing in personally knowing Christ and the abundant life he offers."

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