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Faith By The Numbers by Dr. Brian Grim

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. See more: FaithCounts.com


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