Americans have a high interest and awareness of the Bible, but a majority believe the scripture has too little influence on a society some of them say is in moral decline, according to a recent poll for the American Bible Society. A new study by the American Bible Society found that the number of those against the Bible is now at the same level as those who admire the Bible and scripture.

Scripture haters and scripture lovers aren’t too far off from each other anymore. Christianity Today reported that there are as many Americans who view themselves as “‘antagonistic’ toward the Bible” as there are those who read scripture four times every week and believe in the word of God, based on information released by the American Bible Society.

“Thus, the ‘percentage of Scripture haters now equals Scripture lovers,’" Christianity Today said.

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