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35% Background checks for churches andministries (out of 55,000 last year) that found any offense, from minor traffic violations to felony convictions.

12% Background checks that turned up misdemeanor or felony offenses.

Church Life

Regular churchgoers in the United States say:

37% I am a member of my church

10% I attend but am not a member

52% I don't know if my church offers membership

1% Unsure


20% Average guess by Americans of the size of Protestantism in the United States.

48% Actual proportion of Americans who are Protestants.

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