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Why America’s ‘Nones’ Don’t Identify With a Religion

Pew Research: We recently asked a representative sample of more than 1,300 'nones' why they choose not to identify with a religion.

States With the Most At-Risk Youth

WalletHub compared the 50 states and D.C. across 14 key indicators of youth risk. See the interactive map.

Why People Stay at a Church—and Why They Leave

LifeWay Research: The more people go to church, the more committed they are to attending their same church in the future.

How Effective Is Your Donor Communication?

Valuable insights from The Donor Mindset Study, a series of research reports about American charitable donors

Multiracial Congregations Are on the Rise

Baylor University: The percentage of Protestant churches that are multiracial tripled, from 4 percent in 1998 to 12 percent in 2012.

5 Rather Surprising Findings About Growing and Declining Churches

In The Unstuck Church Report, we've uncovered surprising findings about the trends in growing and declining churches.

How a Personal Touch Drives Churchgoer Giving

More than half of Protestant churchgoers say a personal connection inspired them to give money to a charity for the first time.

Greeters and Gifts: How Churches Welcome Guests

LifeWay Research: According to the study, the average pastor says their church does six different things to welcome guests.

Even if They Don’t Go to Church, People Love VBS

From it's outset, VBS has been popular for kids and parents alike. Here's the proof.

Churches Rarely Discipline Church Members, Survey Shows

Research shows that churches rarely reprimand church members, despite New Testament guidelines