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44%: Americans who report "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the church or organized religion—an all-time low.

Compared to other institutions:

75%: Military

63% Small business

29% Public schools

13% Congress


Churchgoers who hear their clergy talk often or sometimes about:

54% Hispanic

48% Black
47% Hispanic

47% Black
43% Hispanic


Top 5 increases in giving to Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability members in 2011, by cause:

24% Adoption

22% Pregnancy resource centers

20.5% Alcohol/drug rehabilitation

13% Youth ministries

11% Rescue missions

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