41%: Americans who expect Jesus Christ to return in the next 40 years.

44%: Americans who said this in May 1999.

20%: Religiously unaffiliated Americans who say this.


0.7%: Drop in religious giving in U.S., to $100.95 billion.

3.9%: Drop in total giving in U.S. (including companies, foundations, and bequests), to $303.75 billion.

6.2%: Increase in U.S. giving to international aid in 2009, to $8.89 billion.

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See our earlier Go Figure postings from July 2010, June 2010, May 2010, April 2010, March 2010, February 2010, January 2010, December 2009, November 2009, October 2009, September 2009, August 2009, July 2009, June 2009, May 2009, April 2009, March 2009, and earlier issues.

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