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Recent stats on health, giving, and church life.

Health

62%: Adults ages 45 to 84 who attend religious services or other organized religious activities weekly are more likely to be obese than those who never participate. (Another study found a 46% greater risk of obesity.)

Giving

Donations to missions groups

Change between 2008 and 2009

International: 5.8%

Domestic: -2.7%

Short- term: -4.3%

Change between 2009 and 2010

International: -1.9%

Domestic: -1.7%

Short-term: 13.4%

Church Life

8% Evangelical churches that have non-English or bilingual worship services.

Evangelical churches that say they want to be racially and culturally diverse:

2% Strongly disagree

6% Disagree

30% Strongly agree

23% Neutral

39% Agree


Related Elsewhere:

See our past "Go Figure" postings from December 2011, November 2011, October 2011, September 2011, August 2011, July 2011, June 2011, May 2011, April 2011, February 2011, January 2011, December 2010, and earlier issues.

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