53%   Attendees in large churches (1,000+members) who say they shared their faith with strangers in the past month.

35%   Attendees of small churches (<100 members) who say so.

(Source: Baylor Religion Survey)



50%   Southern Baptist pastors who believe the Holy Spirit gives some people the gift of a special language to pray to God privately.

4%   Southern Baptist pastors who say they personally speak in tongues or have a private prayer language.

8%   All Americans of all faiths who say they have spoken or prayed in tongues.

(Source: Lifeway Research and Baylor Religion Survey)



17.6%   Widows and widowers in the U.S. who say they give 10 percent or more of their income to the church.

8.6%   Non-widowed Americans who say they give 10 percent or more.

(Source: Baylor Religion Survey)



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