1. Please check any of the following which describe you.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Pastor
21.1%1934
 Priest
1.3%120
 Rabbi
0.4%37
 Part Time Student
9.4%866
 Full Time Student
10.4%957
 Part Time Faculty
2.4%223
 Full Time Faculty
2.2%205
 Lay Leader
16.4%1507
 Sunday School Teacher
19%1743
 Bible Study Leader
23%2107
 Part Time Ministry
12.1%1110
 Full Time Ministry
9.4%859
 Part Time Missionary
2.7%244
 Full Time Missionary
3%277
 Scholar/Researcher
11%1007
 None of the Above
24%2197
Total Respondents  9172
(skipped this question)  115
2. What is your gender?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Male
77.8%7103
 Female
22.5%2055
Total Respondents  9134
(skipped this question)  153
3. What is your age?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Under 12
0.1%5
  12-17
1.8%166
  18-25
9%830
  26-35
17.2%1575
  36-45
22.7%2084
  46-55
26.8%2454
  56-65
14.6%1339
  Over 65
7.8%719
Total Respondents  9172
(skipped this question)  129
4. What is your highest level of formal education?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Grade School
1.7%151
  High School
13.2%1198
  Some College
27.5%2492
  College Degree
29.5%2674
  Master's Degree
18.3%1662
  Doctorate
5.4%486
  Postgraduate
4.4%401
Total Respondents  9064
(skipped this question)  240
5. Please check any of the following schools you've attended.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Bible College (On Campus)
23.2%2099
 Bible College (Distance/Correspondence)
10.7%970
 Seminary (On Campus)
17.7%1601
 Seminary (Distance/Correspondence)
6%546
 None of the Above
56.6%5117
Total Respondents  9035
(skipped this question)  252
6. Please check any of the biblical/ancient languages you've studied formally.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Greek
28.5%2459
 Hebrew
18.7%1615
 Latin
10.2%876
 Syriac
0.8%73
 Arabic
1.3%115
 Aramaic
2.8%239
 Coptic
0.3%27
 Amharic/Ethiopic
0.4%34
 Other Ancient Semitic Languages
1.1%97
 None
63.5%5476
 Other (please specify)
2.9%251
Total Respondents  8626
(skipped this question)  661
7. How often do you visit a Christian bookstore?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Never
5.5%501
  Weekly
10.8%986
  Monthly
33.5%3063
  Quarterly
27.1%2479
  Twice a Year
13%1184
  Once a Year
10.1%925
Total Respondents  9138
(skipped this question)  164
8. What most influenced you to choose the Bible software you use most?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Recommendation of a Friend
14.2%1187
  Read Review
3.8%317
  Saw it in a Store
5.8%488
  Demonstration Video/CD-ROM
1.5%123
  Live Demonstration
2.4%200
  Trial Version
6.3%529
  I Don't Use Bible Software
13.3%1110
  Researched on the Internet
23.2%1938
  Print Advertisement
1.3%107
  Radio Advertisement
0.2%20
  Came with a Paper Book
0.5%43
  Long-time User - Can't Remember!
10.9%912
  Testimonials / Endorsements
3.1%260
  Brochure / Postcard by Mail
0.5%39
  Required / Recommended for a Class
1.3%105
  Other (please specify)
11.8%986
Total Respondents  8364
(skipped this question)  929
9. Please check the magazines / periodicals / online-sources you read regularly.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Biblical Archaeology Review
12.3%745
 Bible Review
8%484
 Christianity Today
28.3%1713
 Pulpit Helps
7.5%456
 Archaeology Odyssey
1.8%107
 Preaching
12.9%779
 Christian Computing Magazine
5.5%334
 Theological Journals
17.1%1032
 Biblical Languages Journals
4.4%264
 Review of Biblical Literature
8.4%508
 Rev. Magazine
3.2%192
 Church Executive
1.7%102
 Bible Software Review Website / Blog
11.9%721
 Bible-oriented Web Logs / Blogs
16.6%1005
 Bible-oriented Newsgroups
11.9%720
 b-greek Email List
3.3%199
 b-hebrew Email List
2.5%150
 Denominational Magazines / Publications
26.6%1611
 Bible-oriented Email Lists
20.4%1234
 World Magazine
8.9%541
 Others Related to the Bible / Bible Software (please specify)
22%1333
Total Respondents  6046
(skipped this question)  3241
10. Please check any organizations in which you are a member.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 AAR (American Academy of Religion)
3%53
 AHA (American Historical Association)
0.8%15
 AIA (Archaeological Institute of America)
0.8%14
 AOS (American Oriental Society)
0.6%11
 ASOR (The American Schools of Oriental Research)
1.2%21
 CBA (The Catholic Biblical Association)
2%36
 ETS (Evangelical Theological Society)
9.2%162
 SBL (Society of Biblical Literature)
8%141
 Other Theological Society
15.1%267
 Other Academic Society
16%282
 Other (please specify)
59.7%1054
Total Respondents  1765
(skipped this question)  7522
11. What type of computer do you use for Bible study? (Check all that apply.)
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Desktop
80.9%6585
 Notebook
44.3%3601
 Handheld Mobile (Palm/Pocket PC/etc.)
18.7%1522
Total Respondents  8135
(skipped this question)  1152
12. What type of connection do you have to the Internet?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Dial-up 28K
2.8%226
  Dial-up 56K
19.3%1566
  ISDN
1.8%149
  Cable Modem
32.1%2611
  DSL
36.2%2947
  Digital Satellite
1.1%91
  Corporate LAN
4.2%339
  Other
2.5%202
Total Respondents  8131
(skipped this question)  1159
13. What operating systems do you regularly run Bible software under (or use to access Bible study web sites)?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Linux
11.5%935
 Mac OS 9 or earlier
1.7%139
 Mac OS X or later
12.5%1012
 Palm OS
7.6%613
 Windows CE / Pocket PC
4.2%343
 Windows 95
1%77
 Windows 98
9.7%784
 Windows Me
3.3%267
 Windows NT
1.1%87
 Windows 2000
9.6%781
 Windows XP
69.3%5615
 Macintosh with Windows Emulator
0.8%65
 Windows with Macintosh Emulator
0.3%23
 Linux with Emulator/Wine/Win4Lin/VMWare
1.7%139
 Other (please specify)
1.6%128
Total Respondents  8101
(skipped this question)  1186
14. Please check any handheld mobile devices that you use regularly.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 None
51.2%3386
 Palm OS (Palm, Handspring, Sony, etc.)
25.6%1695
 Microsoft Pocket PC (HP, Compaq, Toshiba, Dell, etc.)
11.9%788
 Microsoft Tablet PC
1%65
 Other Windows CE Device (larger than palm size, etc.)
0.5%35
 Dedicated eBook (Rocket eBook, Softbook, Franklin eBookMan, etc.)
0.3%22
 Franklin Electronic Bible Devices
3.4%227
 Blackberry
1.4%92
 Sharp Zaurus
0.8%50
 Cell Phone with PDA Functionality (other than above)
7.1%469
 Other (please specify)
3.4%223
Total Respondents  6613
(skipped this question)  2674
15. Please select all the tasks for which you use Bible software or Bible study web sites.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Daily Personal Bible Study
55.9%4434
 Occasional Personal Bible Study
40.6%3219
 Preparation for Sunday School/Home Bible Study (Participant)
23.3%1849
 Preparation for Sunday School/Home Bible Study (Instructor/Leader)
45.9%3634
 Sermon Preparation
38.8%3076
 Following Along During Sermons and Bible Studies
15.2%1203
 Taking Notes During Sermons and Bible Studies
11.9%945
 In-depth Research by Topic
58.2%4616
 Passage-by-Passage Exegesis
46.8%3708
 Original Language Word Study
46%3644
 Research for Writing Academic Papers
16.9%1339
 Research for Writing Books
10%796
 Preparation for Class (Academic)
14.2%1124
 Preparation for Teaching a Class (Academic)
15.4%1217
 Other (please specify)
5.9%471
Total Respondents  7925
(skipped this question)  1362
16. On average, how many days a week do you use Bible software and Bible study web sites?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  0
3.7%293
  1
11.6%926
  2
12.1%969
  3
15%1201
  4
10.9%874
  5
16.1%1288
  6
9.8%783
  7
20.9%1670
Total Respondents  8004
(skipped this question)  1298
17. What percentage of your Bible study is done with electronic tools (software and Internet) as opposed to paper resources?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  10%
9.5%760
  20%
6.3%499
  30%
9.3%742
  40%
7.4%593
  50%
13.4%1068
  60%
7.5%598
  70%
11.8%941
  80%
14.8%1178
  90%
15.6%1247
  100%
4.4%347
Total Respondents  7973
(skipped this question)  1328
18. On average, how many hours a week do you spend in Bible study?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Up to 2
9.3%738
  2-4
13.4%1072
  4-6
15.5%1237
  6-8
14.4%1148
  8-10
10.4%828
  10-12
9.3%744
  12-15
7.9%629
  15-20
9.2%734
  20-30
6.8%539
  30-40
2.2%177
  More than 40
1.6%130
Total Respondents  7976
(skipped this question)  1324
19. What Macintosh Bible software do you use on a regular basis?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 None
81%5190
 Accordance Bible Software
11%706
 Ages Software
1.4%90
 BibleViewer
0.4%24
 iBible
0.6%40
 InterCord and FlashCord
0.1%5
 MacSword
3.7%238
 Online Bible
5.8%369
 Other (please specify)
2.2%138
Total Respondents  6411
(skipped this question)  2876
20. What Mobile Bible software do you use on a regular basis?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 None
69%4444
 PalmBible+
4.6%298
 BibleThumper
0.6%41
 Device Computing
0.1%6
 GMP Soft
0.7%44
 The Gramcord Institute
0.9%56
 Laridian (MyBible)
6.3%405
 Laridian (PocketBible)
4.1%265
 McKisic software
 0%0
 Olive Tree Bible Software
9.2%591
 Online Bible
3.9%254
 Pocket e-Sword
3.9%254
 QuickVerse
3.1%201
 SouthPaw Solutions
0.3%20
 Other (please specify)
4%258
Total Respondents  6440
(skipped this question)  2847
21. What commercial Windows Bible software do you use on a regular basis?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 None
43.9%2897
 AGES
5.6%371
 Biblesoft (PC Study Bible)
16.1%1064
 BibleWorks
6.1%402
 The Gramcord Institute
1%69
 HeavenWord
0.8%50
 iLumina
4.5%300
 Linguist's Software
0.4%29
 Logos Bible Software (Libronix DLS)
23.1%1527
 Other Libronix DLS-based (Galaxie, Thomas Nelson eBible, IVP, etc.)
8.5%562
 QuickVerse
11.1%732
 Silver Mountain Software (Bibloi)
0.4%28
 Zondervan Software (Pradis)
5.4%354
 WORDsearch
6.8%452
 WORDsearch - Bible Explorer
3.5%230
 Other (please specify)
7.1%471
Total Respondents  6599
(skipped this question)  2688
22. What freeware/shareware Bible software do you use on a regular basis?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 None
47.8%3004
 Bible Database
2.6%164
 Bible Ocean
1.3%83
 BibleTime
6.4%402
 e-Sword
25.6%1608
 Flash! Pro XP
0.5%29
 Gnomesword
3.7%233
 i-Know It
0.1%9
 Interlinear Scripture Analyzer
1.9%120
 Lev Software
0.2%11
 Online Bible
19%1193
 Paradigm Software
0.2%10
 QuickMem
0.3%20
 SIL Computing
0.6%35
 The SWORD Project
14.7%927
 SwordSearcher
2.2%139
 Teknia Software
2.3%147
 Theophilos Bible Software
2.7%170
 VocabWorks
0.6%38
 WordBase Greek
0.8%51
Total Respondents  6290
(skipped this question)  2997
23. What Bible study web sites do you use on a regular basis?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 None
22.4%1518
 Bible.com
10%681
 Bible.org
16.6%1129
 BibleGateway.com
37.5%2543
 BibleMaster.com
1%67
 Blue Letter Bible.org
14.5%984
 ChristianAnswers.net (WebBible.net)
6.5%443
 Crosswalk.com
27.5%1867
 LifeWay.com
8.4%569
 SermonCentral.com
9.3%630
 SermonSearch.com
3.1%209
 StudyLight.org
33.5%2273
 TheBibleTool.com
2.5%172
 What the Bible Says About (wbsa.logos.com)
1.5%99
 Other (please specify)
13.1%889
Total Respondents  6788
(skipped this question)  2499
24. On a 1-5 scale, how proficient do you believe you are with the Bible software you use most? Use N/A if you don't use Bible software regularly.
1 - Uncomfortable2 - Basic User3 - Very Comfortable4 - Proficient5 - Power UserN/AResponse Average
I am...
2% (152)20% (1481)27% (1982)26% (1908)12% (874)12% (856)3.29
Total Respondents  7228
(skipped this question)  2059
25. How much have you spent on PAPER Bible study tools in the past year? (Books, journals, etc. in US Dollars)
 Response PercentResponse Total
  < $100
48.8%3501
  $100 - $200
23.4%1677
  $200 - $500
18%1291
  $500 - $1,000
6.4%459
  $1,000 - $2,000
2%146
  > $2,000
1.4%98
Total Respondents  7172
(skipped this question)  2140
26. How much have you spent on ELECTRONIC Bible study tools in the past year? (Bible software, electronic subscriptions, etc.)
 Response PercentResponse Total
  < $100
63.2%4374
  $100 - $200
14.3%988
  $200 - $500
14.2%984
  $500 - $1,000
5.5%378
  $1,000 - $2,000
2.2%155
  > $2,000
0.6%42
Total Respondents  6921
(skipped this question)  2388
27. What is your perception, even if you have not used them, of the products from these companies for PERSONAL Bible study? (Choose N/A if you don't know or don't have a perception.)
Very WeakWeakAverageGoodExcellentN/AResponse Average
Accordance Bible Software
1% (82)1% (89)4% (240)5% (345)13% (811)76% (4905)4.09
Biblesoft
1% (83)2% (142)8% (486)11% (735)10% (617)68% (4385)3.81
BibleWorks
1% (69)2% (113)7% (419)9% (587)8% (523)73% (4612)3.81
CrossWire Software
1% (70)2% (113)6% (360)8% (489)5% (296)79% (4944)3.62
The Gramcord Institute
1% (75)1% (93)4% (265)7% (410)5% (314)81% (5069)3.69
iLumina
2% (125)4% (220)6% (381)8% (489)4% (253)77% (4795)3.36
Laridian (MyBible/PocketBible)
1% (89)2% (120)6% (348)7% (449)5% (333)78% (4867)3.61
Logos Bible Software (Libronix DLS)
1% (93)2% (150)7% (428)16% (1036)21% (1366)52% (3372)4.12
Olive Tree Bible Software
1% (91)2% (128)7% (436)9% (559)4% (249)77% (4779)3.51
Online Bible for Macintosh
1% (92)2% (121)5% (296)4% (268)2% (110)86% (5293)3.21
Online Bible for Windows
2% (96)3% (189)9% (566)10% (647)5% (298)71% (4484)3.48
QuickVerse
2% (125)4% (284)13% (853)16% (1024)7% (441)57% (3614)3.50
SwordSearcher
1% (83)2% (134)5% (332)5% (288)2% (146)84% (5203)3.28
Theophilus
1% (79)2% (136)5% (297)4% (245)2% (102)86% (5293)3.18
WORDSearch/Epiphany Software
1% (81)2% (126)6% (344)6% (360)3% (207)82% (5075)3.43
Zondervan Software (Pradis)
2% (113)3% (176)6% (373)9% (530)3% (207)77% (4782)3.39
Total Respondents  6962
(skipped this question)  2325
28. What is your perception, even if you have not used them, of the products from these companies for PASTORAL Bible study and sermon preparation? (Choose N/A if you don't know or don't have a perception.)
Very WeakWeakAverageGoodExcellentN/AResponse Average
Accordance Bible Software
1% (54)1% (57)3% (169)4% (273)12% (739)79% (4869)4.23
Biblesoft
1% (70)2% (117)6% (363)9% (547)9% (545)73% (4484)3.84
BibleWorks
1% (57)1% (82)5% (302)8% (501)9% (530)76% (4597)3.93
CrossWire Software
1% (54)2% (103)5% (284)6% (354)3% (196)83% (4999)3.54
The Gramcord Institute
1% (50)1% (70)4% (220)6% (330)6% (334)83% (4978)3.82
iLumina
2% (140)3% (208)5% (305)5% (313)3% (178)81% (4859)3.16
Laridian (MyBible/PocketBible)
2% (98)3% (208)5% (307)4% (266)3% (151)83% (4934)3.16
Logos Bible Software (Libronix DLS)
1% (64)2% (101)5% (308)12% (754)21% (1303)59% (3638)4.24
Olive Tree Bible Software
2% (94)3% (173)5% (329)6% (342)3% (163)82% (4894)3.28
Online Bible for Macintosh
1% (74)2% (108)4% (237)4% (220)1% (88)88% (5250)3.19
Online Bible for Windows
1% (89)3% (176)7% (400)7% (445)4% (249)77% (4680)3.43
QuickVerse
2% (122)4% (244)10% (624)12% (727)6% (354)66% (4004)3.46
SwordSearcher
1% (75)2% (117)4% (247)4% (222)2% (111)87% (5191)3.23
Theophilus
1% (77)2% (135)4% (209)3% (186)2% (99)88% (5245)3.13
WORDSearch/Epiphany Software
1% (72)2% (108)4% (248)5% (290)4% (218)84% (5016)3.51
Zondervan Software (Pradis)
2% (96)2% (115)5% (308)7% (392)3% (202)81% (4818)3.44
Total Respondents  6582
(skipped this question)  2705
29. What is your perception, even if you have not used them, of the products from these companies for SCHOLARLY Bible study? (Choose N/A if you don't know or don't have a perception.)
Very WeakWeakAverageGoodExcellentN/AResponse Average
Accordance Bible Software
1% (67)1% (47)3% (153)4% (247)15% (890)77% (4643)4.31
Biblesoft
2% (115)3% (158)6% (363)9% (523)8% (506)72% (4348)3.69
BibleWorks
1% (82)1% (76)4% (249)7% (426)12% (722)74% (4429)4.05
CrossWire Software
2% (100)2% (127)5% (296)6% (330)4% (208)82% (4841)3.39
The Gramcord Institute
1% (59)1% (61)3% (183)6% (329)9% (504)81% (4759)4.02
iLumina
4% (225)4% (237)5% (281)4% (261)3% (152)80% (4750)2.89
Laridian (MyBible/PocketBible)
3% (201)4% (238)5% (276)4% (210)2% (127)82% (4820)2.83
Logos Bible Software (Libronix DLS)
1% (77)2% (125)5% (314)12% (722)22% (1360)57% (3496)4.22
Olive Tree Bible Software
3% (160)4% (223)5% (293)5% (265)2% (143)82% (4796)3.01
Online Bible for Macintosh
2% (124)3% (156)4% (243)3% (175)1% (83)87% (5079)2.92
Online Bible for Windows
3% (151)4% (224)6% (368)7% (385)4% (212)77% (4577)3.21
QuickVerse
3% (207)5% (325)10% (585)9% (566)5% (292)67% (3991)3.21
SwordSearcher
2% (117)2% (146)4% (228)3% (196)2% (111)86% (5062)3.05
Theophilus
2% (118)2% (138)3% (199)3% (185)2% (98)87% (5119)3.01
WORDSearch/Epiphany Software
2% (109)2% (138)5% (272)4% (250)3% (171)84% (4923)3.25
Zondervan Software (Pradis)
2% (131)2% (136)5% (297)6% (360)3% (204)81% (4717)3.33
Total Respondents  6482
(skipped this question)  2805
30. If you could make a suggestion to all the people who develop Bible software, what would it be?
 Total Respondents  
3983
(skipped this question)  5304