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Approximate number of churches in the United States: 375,000

Number with fewer than 50 in attendance: 100,000

With more than 2,000 in attendance: 300

Earth's population: 5.6 billion

Projected population in 35 years: 8.5 billion

Percentage of American households with a Bible: 92

Percentage of Americans who read the Bible outside religious services: 37

Annually spent on lottery tickets in the 36 states operating lotteries: $24.4 billion

On movie tickets in all 50 states: $8 billion

Percentage of 1991 M.Div. students who graduated with no debts: 52

Average percentage change in a woman's standard of living the year following a divorce: -73

Average percentage change in a man's standard of living: +42

Annual number of deaths worldwide of children under 5: 13,000,000

Number resulting from malnourishment: 7,150,000

Percentage of church members in the 1950s who grew up in another denomination: 4

Percentage of today's church members who did: 40

Percentage of software in the U.S. that was legally acquired: 67

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From Issue:Spring 1995: Evangelism
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