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Recent statistics on converts' zeal, faith-based funding, preaching social issues, and other topics.

Evangelism

29%
Converts (people who have switched religions) who say they share their faith at least weekly.

20%
Those who still belong to their childhood faith who say they share their faith at least weekly.

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

Faith-Based Initiative

Americans who think it is okay for churches to apply for government funding to provide social services.

2001:
Republicans: 81%
Democrats: 70%

2009:
Republicans: 66%
Democrats: 77%

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

Preaching

84%
Of pastors who speak to their church on homosexuality several times a year or more, those who also speak on poverty that often.

78%
Of pastors who rarely or never speak on homosexuality, those who those who also speak on poverty several times a year or more.

Lifeway Research

Television

Profanities in an hour of broadcast prime-time television:

1990: 5.5
2001: 7.6
2005: 9.8

New York Times

Church Life

28%
Megachurch pastors' spouses who are also employed by the church.

34%
Megachurch pastors' spouses who work outside the church.

37%
Megachurch pastors' spouses who are not employed outside the home.

Leadership Network

Church Life

22%
Americans who say they have never attended a religious service (2006)

9%
Americans who said this in 1972.

General Social Survey

Minority Affairs

27%
Americans who say there is a lot of discrimination against evangelical Christians.

24%
Evangelicals who say they are a part of a religious minority.

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Government

53%
Americans who think the government "should promote traditional values in our society."

48%
Americans who said this a year ago.

Gallup

Church Life

10%
of American churches contain half of all churchgoers in the country.

National Congregations Study

Sexual Ethics

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