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(Worthy News) - The more frequently a household attends worship services, the more likely its members donate to religious institutions, and give generously, new research shows.
“Most strikingly, those attending religious services once a month or more make an average annual religious contribution of $1,848, while those attending religious services less than once a month donate $111,” says the report from Giving USA.
The report, released Tuesday (Oct. 24), draws on data from the University of Michigan’s Philanthropy Panel Study.
“Giving to religion,” as defined by the Chicago-based Giving USA Foundation, includes contributions to congregations, religious media, denominations and mission organizations. It does not include faith-related institutions such as the Salvation Army, the University of Notre Dame, global relief organization World Vision, Catholic hospitals or Jewish foundations. [ Source (Read More...) ]