Jump directly to the Content

To Verify

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

Percentage ...

From Issue:Spring 1995: Evangelism
July/August
Support Our Work

Subscribe to CT for less than $4.25/month

Homepage Subscription Panel

Read These Next

From the Magazine
The Church Outside Serving the Church Inside
The Church Outside Serving the Church Inside
Reading Philippians from Paul’s prison context should encourage the church to care better for the incarcerated.
Editor's Pick
What Christians Miss When They Dismiss Imagination
What Christians Miss When They Dismiss Imagination
Understanding God and our world needs more than bare reason and experience.
close