Statistics, Facts and Trends

Comic Industry 

The resurgence of comic books (The Washington Post, July 12, 2016)

June comic unit sales best since 1997 (ComiChron 2016)

June Was the Biggest Sales Month in Nearly 20 Years for the Comics Industry (Vulture, July 11, 2016)

  • 42% increase in comic sales from 5 years ago (Vulture, July 11, 2016)
  • 56% increase in comic sales from 15 years ago (Vulture, July 11, 2016)

More than 43 million Americans ‘Like’ comics on Facebook (Graphic Policy, Aug. 1, 2016)

Bible Readership

“State of the Bible” (American Bible Society 2o16)

“Teen State of the Bible 2011-2016″ (American Bible Society)

“Millennials and the Bible” (American Bible Society, InterVarsity, Barna, 2014)

“The Bible in America” (Barna, 2016)

  • Only 34 percent of teens and 44 percent of adults read their Bible’s at least than once a month. “The Bible in America” (Barna, 2016)
  • 25 percent of all adults and and 33 percent of teens never read their Bible’s. ”The Bible in America” (Barna, 2016)
  • 45 percent of American say God regularly speaks to them through the Bible. ”The Bible in America” (Barna, 2016)
  • 6 in 10 Americans wish they read the Bible more. ”The Bible in America” (Barna, 2016)
  • 56 Percent of millennial and 62 percent of teens wish they read the Bible more. ”The Bible in America” (Barna, 2016)
  • 92 percent of practicing Christians wish they read the Bible more. ”The Bible in America” (Barna, 2016)
  • 88 percent of all US households own a Bible. ”The Bible in America” (Barna, 2016)
  • Only 24 percent of adults over the age of 18 believe the Bible is actual word of God and should be taken literally, word for word ”The Bible in America” (Barna, 2016)

A third of millennials do not read Bible despite high regard for it (American Bible Society, 2014) 

Churchgoers spending less time reading Bible (LifeWay Research, Nov. 2013)