10 Most Popular Facts & Trends Stories of 2016

Thank you, readers of Facts & Trends, for making 2016 our best year yet.

7 Facts About Christmas in America

What do Americans believe about Christmas and how we celebrate the annual holiday?

Bible Readers Were Looking for Love in 2016

Visitors to BibleGateway.com were searching the pages of Scripture for love, whether they spoke English, Spanish, or even emoji.

Bible Readers Turn to Psalms More Than Ever in 2016

This year may have been a time of change, but Bible readers turned to familiar verses more than ever in 2016—especially the Psalms.

Pastors Say Churches Will Open on Christmas & New Year’s Day

More than half of Americans plan to go to church at Christmastime. And most Protestant pastors will keep the doors open for them.

10 Key Trends in Global Christianity for 2017

What will global Christianity look like next year? What about decades from now? New statistics give a glimpse at the future of Christianity.

Despite Worries, Hotel Bible Remain Almost as Popular as Wi-Fi

A recently released study contained an error that made it seem as if less than half of all hotels contained Bibles or other religious material.

Because of Bethlehem: Q&A With Max Lucado

Hear from Max Lucado about his latest book and see how you can win a copy for yourself or to give as a Christmas present.

5 Global Trends Impacting Religion in 2017 and Beyond

What will religion look like in the world next year and into the future? New research offers a preview of the world’s near and long-term religious future.

Most Americans See Assisted Suicide as Morally Acceptable

Two-thirds of Americans say it is morally acceptable for terminally ill patients to ask their doctors for help in ending their lives, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research.