58% Gay adults who say they have made "a personal commitment to Jesus Christ that is still important in [their] life today."

75% Straight adults who say this.



15% Residents of Wittenberg, Germany, who are members of the Evangelical (Lutheran) Church. (Germany is about 30 percent Lutheran.)

3% Residents of Wittenberg who are Roman Catholic. (About 31 percent of Germans are Catholic.)



+5.5% Change in giving to religious organizations and churches in 2008 (total of $106.89 billion).

-2% Change in overall charitable giving in 2008 ($307.65 billion), the first decline in overall giving since 1987.



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See our earlier Go Figure postings from July 2009, June 2009, May 2009, April 2009, March 2009, February 2009, January 2009, December 2008, November 2008, October 2008, September 2008, August 2008, July 2008, June 2008, May 2008, April 2008, March 2008, February 2008, January 2008, December 2007, November 2007, October 2007, September 2007, and earlier issues.

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