Bible Reading Research

Bible Society is committed to delivering quality research on New Zealand’s relationship with the Bible.

Since 2008, we have been engaging research companies such as Nielsen to help us paint a picture of how many New Zealanders read the Bible and the influence it has in their lives.

Our research is free on application to Bible Society.  If you’re interested in our research, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we’ll be in touch with you.

Our next research project will be conducted early in 2017 and will be released to coincide with Bible Month in July.

COMING SOON: 2017: Bible Engagement in New Zealand

Coming soon – a 2017 edition of the same survey conducted in 2008.  This will enable comparisons over the nine year period.


2016: New Zealand’s Teen Bible Readers

Research looking at the influences, barriers and drivers of Bible engagement among New Zealand youth.

2015: Pass It On – Biblical Literacy Survey

This research is a revealing look into what New Zealand children and their parents know about the Bible.

2008: Bible Engagement in New Zealand

This random sample of the population reveals how many New Zealanders own and read the Bible, how many consider themselves to be Christian and what percentage go to church.

If you’d like to request our research, please fill in the form below and we’ll contact you.

2017 Bible Engagement in New Zealand (July 2017)
2016 New Zealand's Teen Bible Readers
2015 Bible Literacy Survey
2008 Bible Engagement in New Zealand