Study shows Hispanics greatly influenced by Bible

SUNRISE, Fla. - A new study finds that the vast majority of Hispanic-Americans own Bibles and believe its values should influence schools and public policy,
The findings are part of a study conducted by the Barna Group in partnership with American Bible Society, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and OneHope.
According to the finding, 87-percent of Hispanic-Americans own at least one Bible. Seven of 10 believe public schools should teach the values found in the Bible. More than 40 percent say the Bible influences their views of political and social issues.
Four out of ten Hispanics read the Bible less than once a year. The Rev. Emilio Reyes of the American Bible Society attributes the lack of readership by some to difficulty understanding some translations and demanding schedules and not relating to Scripture.

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