YouVersion Names Verse of the Year and Releases Bible App Search Trends for 2020

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“This year has been difficult with many facing devastating loss, loneliness and fear,” the founder of YouVersion said. Bobby Grünewald. “While 2020 is a year so many say they would like to forget, we see it as a year to remember how God has used the Bible App to help so many who are looking for answers. Through all the difficulties, people continue to seek God and look to the Bible for strength, peace and hope.”

At the beginning of the year, people most often searched the Bible App for phrases such as “new year”, “bible in a year”, “faith” and “fasting”. In mid-March, as COVID-19 accelerated, the number one search term was “fear.” Soon after, the fastest growing search terms week over week were words like “peace”, “hope” and “faith” as the pandemic continued.

The Bible app’s trending searches of 2020 also included “justice,” which peaked in late May and then again in late August and late September. The search terms “healing”, “peace” and “love” were consistently among the top results throughout the year. To see a progression of top words and phrases searched in the Bible app throughout the year, check out the YouVersion Bible app 2020 search trends at app.bible.com/e/2020-search-trends.

“These top search terms really show what weighed on the hearts and minds of people around the world at key times throughout the year,” Gruenewald said. “They reveal how people are searching for God as they struggle with the difficult circumstances they faced in 2020, and that’s something we can celebrate.”

While some churches have temporarily suspended physical services to stop the spread of COVID-19, many people have used digital tools to connect with God, including the Bible App. With 43.6 billion Bible chapters read, 7.5 billion audio chapters read, and 1.4 billion Bible plan days completed, the YouVersion Bible app experienced its highest levels of global Bible engagement in history. of the app.

YouVersion also saw record growth for the Bible App for Kids, which was developed in partnership with OneHope. In 2020 alone, the app was installed on over 22 million unique devices, totaling over 60 million devices worldwide. Kids around the world have completed more than 170 million Bible apps for kids this year, a 90% increase from the previous record set in 2019. With eight languages ​​added this year, kids can now experience Bible stories lively and interactive. games in 60 different languages.

For more information on YouVersion Bible App trends in 2020, visit https://app.bible.com/f/2020.

About YouVersion
Created by Church.Life, YouVersion designs Bible-centered experiences that encourage and inspire people to seek God throughout the day. the Bible app offers a free Bible experience in over 1,500 languages ​​and has been installed on over 450 million unique devices since 2008. Developed with OneHope in 2013, Bible app for kids helps children engage with the Bible through interactive animations and fun activities. For more information about YouVersion, visit youversion.com.

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