The King James Bible Online (kingjamesbibleonline.org) analyzes monthly searches within its website and discovered that 10,901 unique users searched for the word “Jesus” in June 2014! This word was searched 8 times more than the second most popular searched term, which was “love” at 1,363 searches.
These are the top 20 searches for June 2014 on kingjamesbibleonline.org:
The search data recorded was one unique IP address per search word, making it more accurate and reduces the likeliness of double counting the same person repeating the search within the same monthly period.
In January 2013, visitors to the kingjamesbibleonline.org website searched specific words in the King James Bible 288,908 times. All of these words were recorded and aggregated to show the most popular words that visitors searched.
Top 20 Words People Searched in the Bible for January 2013:
With the hype, commercialism, and pagan roots of Christmas, it’s natural to question what Christians really believe about Christmas. A group of 110,000 or more Bible readers were offered the opportunity to contribute in four polls about Christmas, and below are the results.
25 Percent of Christians do not believe in celebrating Christmas.
83 Percent of Christians do not believe December 25 is when Jesus Christ was born.
64 Percent of Christians are not OK with letting kids believe in Santa Claus.
39 Percent of Christians are not OK with having a Christmas tree in a church building.
Yes – 71% (95 people)
No – 25% (33 people)
Not sure – 2% (3 people)
134 people answered among 1,277 who saw the post. Asked on December 21, 2012.
Most Bible-reading Christians say ‘Yes’, Christians should celebrate Christmas. Nearly three times as many Bible-reading Christians say they should celebrate Christmas than those who do not. However, it is significant that 1/4 of Bible-reading Christians indicating that Christians should not celebrate Christmas.
Sample comments from those in favor:
“It’s good to celebrate xmas as a season for the whole world”
“That is the day Jesus was born. Of course.”
“Why wouldn’t it be good for believers to celebrate the birth of our Saviour???”
“Yes! This is our Celebration of Jesus’ Birthday! There isn’t anything else to say.”
Sample comments from those NOT in favor:
“Xmas is for the world not for Christians.”
“Christians should not celebrate Christmas. If God really wanted us to celebrate His birthday He would not have made it so mysterious for us. We are encouraged to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ everyday.”
“To Me Celebrating Christmas Is Worshiping Idols As Indicated In Jeremiah 10”
“What do presents, shiny lights, a tree, and a fat santa claus have to do with Jesus Christ?”
Yes – 11% (27 people)
No – 83% (208 people)
Not sure – 6% (16 people)
251 people answered among 4,440 who saw the post. Asked on December 7, 2012.
A vast majority of Bible-readers do not believe December 25th is the true birthday of Jesus, but many are still in support of celebrating it. Nearly 7 times more of the Bible readers believe December 25th is not Jesus Christ’s birthday than those who do.
Yes, it’s just for fun – 28% (52 people)
I think so – 2% (3 people)
Neutral / no opinion – 6% (11 people)
Maybe not – 1% (2 people)
Definitely not, it’s a lie – 64% (121 people)
The results show extreme opinions with few responses in between. More than twice as many Bible readers believe that it is ‘definitely’ not OK to let kids believe in Santa Claus. However, it is also significant that one third of Bible readers think it’s OK to let kids believe in Santa Claus.
189 people answered among 3,114 who saw the post. Asked on December 20, 2012.
Yes – 58% (108 people)
No – 39% (72 people)
Not sure / it depends – 3% (6 people)
Christians are divided on this issue. Christmas trees in church sanctuaries and lobbies seem to be a common occurrence during the Christmas holiday season and this poll indicates that 39 percent disagree with having them there.
186 people answered among 2,249 who saw the post. Asked on December 21, 2012.
These four polls were conducted in December 2012, using the King James Bible Facebook page. The most interesting statistics are listed at the top of the page in red. While the poll data shows differences of opinion about Christmas, the comments pointed to a unifying belief in celebrating Jesus Christ, which represents salvation, forgiveness, and hope of eternal life.
The demographics of the 110,000+ users of this page are as follows:
100% have ‘liked’ the King James Bible Facebook Page. Mostly scriptures are posted to the page. We can presume the users are Bible readers.
96% reported they are Christians
82% reported they have been a Christian for more than 10 years
79% reported having read the entire Bible at least once.
LONGVIEW, Wash. – Referred to as the best-selling book of all time, the King James Bible, after 400 years, maintains a strong following of readers, with online readership on the rise.
This month, as people around the world celebrated the 400-year anniversary of the King James Bible, through conferences and special media coverage, more people than ever before are searching the web for the King James Bible. According to Google Insights, a service that compares search volume patterns, the phrase “King James Bible” was searched 9 percent more this year compared to the previous seven-year average. That specific phrase was searched an average of 246,000 times across Google’s global websites, according to Google’s AdWords Keyword Tool. Other keyword phrases that included either “King James Bible” or “King James Version” were searched more than 2 million times per month.
LONGVIEW, Wash. – In a poll conducted on May 16th, visitors to the King James Bible Online (kingjamesbibleonline.org) website and Facebook page were asked, “When do you think Judgment Day is?” The three choices offered were: “May 21, 2011”, “December 21, 2012”, or “No one knows, but God.” Of the 179 respondents, 176, or approximately 98 percent, marked “No one knows, but God.” Three respondents, or approximately 2 percent, chose May 21, 2011 as Judgment Day. No respondents chose December 21, 2012.