The report highlights a number of statistics that demonstrate that young people’s knowledge of the bible is generally low. For example:
1 in 3 15 years have not read, seen or heard of the nativity story.
The report goes on to highlight the reasons for reading the bible, citing the values structure found within the bible as important for young people.
43% of parents whose child has read, seen or heard a Bible story believe that it is important for a child to have read, seen or heard Bible stories because they provide values for a good life – rising to 59% of Christian parents.
For some further reflection and wider research this is an interesting article also reflecting on children and young people and the bible.