A new study looks at the significant impact of faith and religion in the United States
Faith by the Numbers
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that when it comes to religion, Americans generally express more positive feelings toward various religious groups today than they did just a few years ago.
Faith in Action
There’s a growing belief that religion doesn’t contribute to American society, but the numbers don’t support it. Religion in the United States today contributes a combined $1.2 trillion to our economy and society. These expenditures range from the basic economic drivers of any business – staff, overhead, utilities – to billions spent on philanthropic programs, educational institutions and healthcare services. Congregations, faith-based businesses, institutions and faith-based charities strengthen our economy, build communities and families and lift people up in times of need in a way that no other institution or government does.
The Socio-Economic Contributions of Religion to American Society: Full Press Event
Press release, list of spokespeople including Dr. Brian Grim, author of the study and media contact