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The Shocking Difference Between Those Who Read the Bible Regularly—and Everyone Else

Billy Hallowell : Sep 13, 2017 : Faithwire.com

In the YouVersion study, 30 percent of respondents say that reading Scripture before a stressful event occurs helps them best deal with stress, and 41 percent say reading Scripture in the moment best helps them find relief. And when they turn to Scripture to deal with stress, 47 percent first look at the Bible App's Verse of the Day. Others first look up their favorite verses from memory (45 percent), resume reading where they last left off in the Bible (45), or search for a YouVersion Bible Plan (40 percent) to deal with stress.

[Faithwire.com] The team behind the megapopular YouVersion Bible app recently surveyed some users who regularly rely on the mobile and tablet app to read the Bible and their poll yielded some stunning results. (Photo: Reading the Bible/Creative Commons/via Pixabay)

When comparing the responses from YouVersion users to the reactions of everyday Americans who participated in the "Stress in America" study—a separate analysis conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA)—the YouVersion team found that regular Bible readers in their community reported experiencing less stress.

A YouVersion press release has some of the finer details:
The APA survey reports 59 percent of its respondents say terrorism is a very or somewhat significant source of stress. In contrast, 18 percent of Bible App survey respondents say terrorism is the current event that causes them the most stress...

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