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America’s Churches Have Changed in a Decade

According to the 2006-07 National Congregations Study there were more megachurches in 2007 than in 1998, but a majority of churches are small with a median of 75 regular participants.  However, most people still attend large churches - a median 400-member congregation. In a decade, informal styles of worship have dramatically risen. These are a few of the trends evident from the first and second waves of the National Congregations Study survey. Read more of these key shifts in U.S. religious life at http://www.soc.duke.edu/natcong/wave_2.html.

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