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Percentage of congregations that decreased mission and benevolence spending because of the recession (Faith Communities Today):

Percentage of congregations with declining income that decreased mission and benevolence spending because of the recession (Faith Communities Today):

Percentage of congregations whose financial health improved to “good” or “excellent” in the past five years that reported worship attendance growth (Faith Communities Today):

Percentage of congregations whose financial health declined to “difficult” in the past five years that reported attendance growth (Faith Communities Today):

The reason congregation members most frequently give for increasing participation (Parish Inventory Survey, Hartford Institute for Religion Research):

The reason congregation members most frequently give for decreasing participation (Parish Inventory Survey, Hartford Institute for Religion Research):

True or False: More than two-thirds of U.S. churches have no special rules or norms regarding how much money people give to the congregation (National Congregations Study):

Percentage of people attending worship several times a year who give a fixed percentage of their income (Baylor Religion Survey):

Percentage of people attending weekly or more who give a fixed percentage of their income (Baylor Religion Survey):

True or false: A sense of gratitude for God’s love and goodness is the most important influence on worshipper giving (U.S. Congregational Life Survey):

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