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-16% Drop in charities and foundations registered with the IRS in 2011 from 2010, mostly because 272,000 apparently inactive groups did not file new forms.

-7.7% Drop in new applications for nonprofit status in 2011.

Bible

Americans say their most significant frustration when it comes to reading the Bible is that they "never have enough time to read it" (32%). The No. 2 frustration

Age 18-27: "I don't feel excited about reading it." (27%)

Age 28-46: "The language is difficult to relate to." (16%)

Age 47+ "I don't have any frustrations." (20% for 47-65, 27% for 66+)

Jesus

3% Americans who associate the words pain or suffering with Jesus.

15% Koreans who associate these words with Jesus.

10% Americans who associate the word crucified with Jesus.

30% Koreans who associate the word crucified with Jesus.


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