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Summary of Congregational Statistics

The National Congregations Study is an ongoing survey of churches, synagogues, mosques and other U.S. places of worship. Data sets from the multiwave study are archived on the Association of... read more >

Study on Internet Use in Congregations

Study on Internet Use in Congregations

Internet technologies are being used by a large number of American congregations, and those that do not use these technologies are likely to be perceived as out of sync. This is one of the findings explained in a Faith Communities Today report, "Virtually Religious: Technology and Internet Use in American Congregations." FACT has released the analysis to help congregations understand how Internet technologies can contribute to their vitality. Links to view the report and related material are also available.

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Attitudes of Cultural Progressive Activists, 2009

This research project assessed the attitudes of cultural activists who oppose the political and religious ambitions of the “Christian right” by way of an online survey made available to members... read more >

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The Faith Matters Survey, 2006

Harvard University commissioned a survey of 3,100 Americans about their religion and their social and political engagements to help clarify the correlation between belief and behavior among various religious subpopulations.... read more >

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Religion News Surveys on Hot Button Topics, 2010

The 2010 Religion News Survey, conducted by Public Religion Research Institute, explored the intersection of religion and politics around several hot-button topics. The original survey instruments and codebook are available... read more >

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FACT Survey 2010, Orthodox Parishes Database

Faith Communities Today (FACT) is a national survey conducted by more than 26 faith traditions in the United States. Three major Orthodox Christian bodies were involved in FACT 2010, administering... read more >

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Churches and the Mentally Ill

One out of 10 people will experience a severe and persistent mental illness at some point in life. During the last 15 years, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Atlanta has... read more >

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The Mosque in America: 1994 to 2000

Between 1994 and 2000, the number of mosques in the United States grew by 25 percent, and weekly attendance grew 75 percent. In 2000, 33 percent of mosque attendees were... read more >

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The Muslim Faith Group Page

More than 2 million adult Muslims regularly participate in worship activities at more than 2,100 mosques in the United States. The vast majority (75 percent) of those mosque’s leaders do... read more >

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The American Mosque 2011 Study

A study of Islamic mosques in the U.S. found that the number of mosques has increased by 74 percent since 2000 to 2,106, and the number of regular participants in... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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