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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. ... read more >


Tracking social change worldwide over time

A survey archived on the website of the Association of Religion Data Archives is an aggregation of a multi-year worldwide investigation of socio-cultural and political change in more than 80... read more >


Research Your Community’s Demographic, Social and Religious Profile

Using tools developed by Social Explorer, the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) allows you to create maps that visually display the social, economic, demographic and religious landscape of neighborhoods,... read more >


Cross-National Data on Religion

This file assembles data from multiple sources, covering 195 different countries and territories other than the United States. Information comes from the 2003-2005 U.S. State Department’s International Religious Freedom Reports,... read more >


American Baptist Congregations: 2000

The American Baptist Church in America participated in the Faith Communities Today 2000 interfaith survey of 14,300 American faith communities. American Baptist congregations were surveyed with questions tailored to produce... read more >


Episcopal Churches 2000: A Profile

The Episcopal Church, U.S.A., participated in the Faith Communities Today 2000 interfaith survey of 14,300 American faith communities from 41 different denominations and faith groups. In addition to sampling Episcopal... read more >


Episcopal Religious Life in 2005

The Episcopal Church’s Faith Communities Today 2005 survey was the second in a series of research efforts to evaluate the state of congregational life in the U.S., published and available... read more >


The State of Religious Life in the 2000s

The Faith Communities Today (FACT) study, conducted throughout the 2000s cooperatively by official representatives of 41 American denominations and faith groups, shows that a majority of faith communities are vital... read more >


Research Methodology Resources

This resource offers a selected list of online resources for basic research. Linked topics include understanding and applying statistics, teaching statistics, resources for conducting research, tutorials in research methods, a... read more >


Meet Your Neighbors: Interfaith FACTs

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“Meet Your Neighbors: Interfaith FACTs,”  by Faith Communities Today, offers a comparative look at the beliefs and practices of Christian, Jewish and Muslim congregations across the United States.





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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