850,000   Students ages 5–17 homeschooled in 1999.

1.5 million   Students ages 5–17 who are homeschooled today.

83%   Homeschooling parents who do so for religious or moral instruction.



26%   Churches that said they have experienced a conflict within the last two years that led some people to leave.

27%   Churches that said this in 1998.

5   Decrease in median congregation size (75 people) since 1998.



67%   Americans who say religion is losing its influence on American life.

50%   Americans who said this in April 2005.

24%   Americans who said this in December 2001.



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See our earlier Go Figure postings from 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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