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Differences between churchgoers in New England and the rest of the United States:
"I try to put God first in my life."
60%: New Englanders who agree.
77%:Overall Americans who agree.

"I have significant relationships at my church."
53%: New Englanders who agree strongly.
40%:Overall Americans who agree strongly.
Source: LifeWay Research

Marriage

64%:Americans who believe legalization of same-sex marriage is inevitable.
50%:Born-again, evangelical, or fundamentalist Christians who believe this.
63%:Americans who support pastors' right to refuse to officiate same-sex weddings.|
Source: LifeWay Research

Worship

60,000:The low-end estimate of the number of American churches singing Chris Tomlin's worship songs on any given Sunday in 2012.
128:Songs written (or co-written) by Tomlin that churches used in 2012.
3.12 Million:Estimated times Tomlin's songs were played in churches in 2012.
Source: Christian Copyright Licensing International

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