A recent quote in The Baptist Voice (July 2010) . . .
The spiritual beliefs of Americans are best described as confused. When Americans were asked in 2002 if ‘the Bible, the Koran, and the Book of Mormon are all different expressions of the same spiritual truths,’ 44% of adults said yes. Yet when the same research group in 2008 asked Americans to identify which books were sacred, the results were far different. Of those surveyed, 84% said the Bible is a holy book, while the Koran and the Book of Mormon were called sacred by less than 5% of the population.
*Barna Group. “Americans Draw Theological Beliefs From Diverse Points of View”. October 8, 2002
*Barna Group. “American’s Identify What They Consider ‘Holy’ Books.” July 7, 2008.