The South African Theological Seminary (SATS) says it is conducting the study because it is “deeply concerned about the state Biblical literacy in our country”.
The survey will investigate three issues:
• How and to what extent do South African Christians read or study the Bible?
• To what extent do they believe the content of the Bible?
• To what extent do they apply the Bible?
SATS urges churches and Christians to promote the survey as widely as possible through announcements, bulletins, websites and social media. The survey will be available online at http://survey.sats.edu.za
“The more people that participate the better the quality of the survey. We are planning to publish the results early next year and all participants will receive the results,” says SATS Projects Director Jenny Mason.
As an incentive for people to participate SATS is offering an iPad and two Nokia 800 smartphones as well as free SATS courses and books to 25 randomly selected people who complete the suvey within 30 days of going live, she says.
Further information about the survey can be obtained by emailing email@example.com.