Celebrating its 25th anniversary, one of the world’s most visited Christian website, Bible Gateway has been viewed more than 14 billion times by people using more than one billion devices.
Bible Gateway was created in 1993—when the World Wide Web was just beginning—as an internal Bible research computer tool for students at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Today it ranks number one on global search engines and is home to more than 200 Bible versions in more than 70 languages—a trusted resource for people in more than 200 countries who rely on it every day for all their desktop and mobile device Bible reading, listening, studying, searching, comparing, and sharing needs.
What people the world over search for in the Bible on Bible Gateway varies throughout the year, but generally remains constant from year to year.
Bible Gateway shared the top 10 countries using the online Bible resource. The United States is No. 1, followed by the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Columbia, Australia, South Africa, Brazil and India, respectively.
Bible Gateway found that Sudan is the country that statistically spends the least time on its website.
The Christian website remarked that “it appears tropical vacationers and resort tourists enjoy browsing Bible Gateway.” Out of more than 200 countries and territories, it found that the geographic location that spends the most time, on average, on Bible Gateway is Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten, which is part of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea, comprising two separate countries.
Stating Bible Gateway’s mission statement, which is “to honor Christ by equipping people to read and understand the Bible, wherever they are,”Rachel Barach, General Manager of Bible Gateway says, “What an honor and privilege to be able to serve so many people around the world during the last quarter-century, doing just that.”