November 2016 – While 66% of practicing Protestant teens read the Bible on their own at least once a week, teens are far more likely to read the Bible regularly if they see their parents reading it. Among teens whose parents read the Bible regularly, 45% report reading the Bible at least once a week, compared to 5% of those whose parents do not read regularly. Ninety percent of those who read once a week say their parents read regularly. In addition, 98% of teens whose parents read Scripture say the Bible influences the rules of their home.
Nearly all (97%) of teens who read the Bible weekly say they think about how it applies to their lives, and when they have questions, they are most likely to ask a parent or youth minister.
Practicing Protestant teens agree that the Bible is a source of hope, and 94% say they plan to attend church on a regular basis after they graduate high school or move away from home. Data was gathered from a study commissioned by American Bible Society in May 2016.