1. Please check any of the following which describe you.
  Response Percent Response 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 Percent Response Total
  Male
77.8% 7103
  Female
22.5% 2055
Total Respondents   9134
(skipped this question)   153
3. What is your age?
  Response Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 - Uncomfortable 2 - Basic User 3 - Very Comfortable 4 - Proficient 5 - Power User N/A Response 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 Percent Response 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 Percent Response 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 Weak Weak Average Good Excellent N/A Response 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 Weak Weak Average Good Excellent N/A Response 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 Weak Weak Average Good Excellent N/A Response 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