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Religion coverage in the primary season, the difference between "churched" and "unchurched" America, and the abortion decline.
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1.9%   Media coverage in the presidential primary season that focused on religion.

2.1%   Media coverage that focused on race or gender.

80.8%   Media coverage that focused on campaign strategy and other "horse-race" elements.

40%   "Unchurched" Americans (those who say they don't regularly attend services) who actually attend on occasion.

37%   "Churched" Americans (those who say they are regular attenders) who don't attend at least weekly.

35%   Likelihood in 1990 that a pregnancy in a U.S. woman under 18 ended in abortion.

29%   Likelihood in 2004.

46%   Drop in the pregnancy rate among women under 18 between 1990 and 2004.

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See our earlier Go Figure postings from August 2008, July 2008, June 2008, May 2008, April 2008, March 2008, February 2008, January 2008, December 2007, November 2007, October 2007, September 2007, and earlier issues.

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