Report

A new study looks at the significant impact of faith and religion in the United States

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Faith by the Numbers

Americans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Toward Religious Groups

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.

SALVATION ARMY: Alcohol & Substance Abuse Recovery
SALVATION ARMY: Alcohol & Substance Abuse Recovery
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH: Healthcare for the Needy
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH: Healthcare for the Needy
CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA: Single Mothers in Need
CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA: Single Mothers in Need
SAMARITAN'S PURSE: Disaster relief
SAMARITAN’S PURSE: Disaster relief
UMMA COMMUNITY CLINIC: Healthcare in Inner cities
UMMA COMMUNITY CLINIC: Healthcare in Inner cities
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS: Providing Wheelchairs to Needy
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS: Providing Wheelchairs to Needy
SALVATION ARMY: HIV/Health Home Services
SALVATION ARMY: HIV/Health Home Services
JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES: Autism Support
JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES: Autism Support

The Socio-Economic Contributions of Religion to American Society: Full Press Event

Research

The Socio-Economic Contributions of Religion to American Society: An Empirical Analysis

Summary

An executive summary of the study, with key data, facts and visuals

Media Materials

Press release, list of spokespeople including Dr. Brian Grim, author of the study and media contact

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