Americans who say they prefer the New Testament over the Old Testament are more likely to oppose gay marriage and say they are pro-life, according to new data.
YouGov, a market research company headquartered in the United Kingdom, has released data compiled through YouGov Profiles of more than 30,000 Americans related to their biblical preferences and how they might shape their individual practices and beliefs.
The data show that less than 21 per cent of Americans favor the Old Testament, which can be "embodied by fire and brimstone." Meanwhile, 38 per cent of Americans say their favorite part of the Bible is the New Testament, which focuses more on the love, grace and forgiveness offered through Jesus Christ.
However, 40 per cent of Americans who responded to the survey said they either didn't know which part of the Bible they liked best (19 per cent) or they were unfamiliar with the Bible ...