Randy and Katy Smelser

Americans living in Germany but citizens of heaven

Faith in Germany - Stats

The Bible is the most important book

This last year the church worked through a fascination book about how the Bible formed our society (The Book that made your World; by Vishal Mangalwadi, 2011). So when this poll came out in January I thought it was interesting how people do not even realise how much they as unbelievers have to be grateful for a book, the Bible, that they do not think is so important.
(Umfrage des Markt- und Sozialforschungsinstituts INSA-Consulere -Erfurt; as found in IdeaSpektrum 52/53 2020; page 6)

The Bible is the most important book in world history:

Yes = 21%
No = 55%
Don't know = 16%
No answer = 8%

A break down of those who said yes:
21% = all Germans

State Churches:
31% = Evangelical Lutherans
31% = Catholic

43% = Free churches
5% = Islam
10% = No confession

The Virgin Birth

A new poll came out right before Christmas: How many believe in the Virgin Birth.
(Umfrage des Markt- und Sozialforschungsinstituts INSA-Consulere -Erfurt; as found in IdeaSpektrum 52/53 2020; page 6)

All Germans
23% = Believe in the Virgin Birth
43% = Do not believe it
22% = Don't know
12% = No answer

How many believe in:
State Churches:
30% = Evangelical Lutheran
29% = Catholic

57% = Free Churches
39% = Islam
10% = no Confession