|33%||Churchgoers who have attended their current congregation for less than five years.|
|2%||People on any given Sunday attending a congregation's service for the first time.|
|250||Height in feet of a crucifix proposed by pizza magnate Tom Monaghan.|
|190||Height in feet of world's tallest cross, in Groom, Texas.|
|29.4||Millions of Americans in 2002 who say they have no religion.|
|14.3||Millions of Americans in 1990 who said the same.|
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Articles referenced in the above statistics include:
Monaghan proposes world's largest crucifix25-story religious icon to anchor Ave Maria campus. (The Detroit News)
Charting unchurched AmericaFourteen percent profess no religion. For them, spirituality is found elsewhere. (USA Today)
The U.S. Congregational Life SurveyA National and International Study of Congregations.
Christianity Today's past Go Figure columns include:
Orlando's Holy Land Experience surpasses first year expectations and Christian music soars in 2001. (April 1, 2002)
Can an atheist lead a protest from the grave? (March 12, 2002)
Do Christian readers want more fiction or more Bible studies? (Feb. 6, 2002)
More Americans who read the Bible are "at peace" than those who don't. (Jan. 25, 2002)
How many U.S. senior pastors have a gift of evangelism? (Dec. 14, 2001)
Changes after September 11 (Nov. 12, 2001)
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