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Monday, March 17, 2008

Interesting Digits

What do these numbers say about the state of the church? All from this Christianity Today article.

$633,314 Contributions given so far (February) by clergy to 2008 presidential candidates.

56% Percentage that has gone to Democrats.

52% Percentage of the $1,149,326 given by clergy in 2004 that was given to Republicans.


42.5% American congregations that spend less than 10 percent of their budgets on social services in their community.

12.2% Congregations that spend more than 30 percent.

(Source: The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy)

7.1% American congregations that receive government grants to provide social services.

$395,628 Average (mean) grant received by these congregations (which received an average of three grants over four years).

(Source: The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy)

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