In a down economy, many Americans are searching for advice on how to manage their finances. But whose advice do they trust?
A new study shows more Americans are willing to take advice from Donald Trump (50 percent), a man whose companies have filed for bankruptcy at least four times, than from the Bible (32 percent), the best-selling book of all time.
Yet the Bible has more than 2,000 verses that relate to money and possessions.
“God’s wisdom isn’t just for life and death or life’s moral conundrums,” says Lamar Vest, president of American Bible Society. “The Bible offers sound advice about managing money, avoiding debt and prospering in difficult times.”
The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of American Bible Society, also found that one in 10 Americans age 18 to 34 would be most inclined to take financial advice from Kim Kardashian.
What’s more, 86 percent of Americans do not follow what the Bible says about money management. Another 24 percent who do not follow what the Bible says about money think they would have more money if they followed its advice. But a whopping 94 percent of Americans are unable attribute a verse from Proverbs about the rewards of work to the Bible.
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