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Recent statistics on how pastors view Islam, pastors' work hours, poverty, and other topics.
Giving

$900,000
Amount that Rick Warren asked Saddleback Church to give in 48 hours to meet an end-of-year deficit, in a December 30 e-mail.

$2.4 million
Amount church members gave by the end of December 31. Nearly all of the donations were less than $1,000 each.

Islam

American Protestant pastors' response to the statement "Islam is a dangerous religion," by education level:

Strongly Disagree
Bachelor's or less - 7%
Master's or more - 25%

Strongly Agree
Bachelor's or less - 64%
Master's or more - 37%

Church Life

50
Average number of hours a week that Protestant pastors (including part-time and bivocational pastors) work for their church.

42%
Full-time pastors who work 60 or more hours a week.

Poverty

Who Americans think should take the lead to address poverty:

39%
The federal government

25%
State and local governments

18%
Each individual citizen

4%
Churches

4%
Nonprofit organizations

3%
Businesses



Related Elsewhere:

See our earlier Go Figure postings from January 2010, December 2009, November 2009, October 2009, September 2009, August 2009, July 2009, June 2009, May 2009, April 2009, March 2009, February 2009, and earlier issues.

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