$51.4 billion

Estimated value of religious volunteerism in America.

34.8%

U.S. volunteers who serve at religious organizations, outpacing education/ youth service (26.2%) and social/community service (13.4%).

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1,045,979

Religious and charitable organizations in the U.S. in 2005 (e.g. non-churches filing 501(c)3 status).

909, 574

Number there were in 2002.

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22%

Portion of America's 301,206 gay male couples that are raising children.

34%

Portion of America's 293,365 lesbian couples that are raising children.

46%

Portion of America's 54,493,232 married couples raising children.



Related Elsewhere:

Sources: Independent Sector/RNS, IRS.gov, Census.gov.

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