Probability that God exists, according to English physicist Stephen Unwin, as laid out in his new book, The Probability of God: A Simple Calculation That Proves the Ultimate Truth. American children schooled at home.


Number of homeschooled students a decade ago.
Self-identified Protestants who say they don't believe in God.


Self-identified Roman Catholics who say the same.

Sources: Chicago Sun-Times, The Miami Herald, The New York Times, Harris Interactive/CNN

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Christianity Today's recent Go Figure columns include:

Stats on the true path to God and charitable giving (Dec. 08, 2003)
Statistics on Protestant wealth, megachurches, and British Christians and Muslims (Nov. 05, 2003)
Recent figures on faith and politics (Oct. 09, 2003)
2002's martyrs, cohabiting couples, and defiant Alabamans. (September 9, 2003)
A survey indicates that teenagers attend religious services more than adults. (August 5, 2003)
Two astronomers determine the time when Jesus died and rose. (July 16, 2003)
How evangelicals view Islam and their own happiness. (June 12, 2003)
By mid-March 41 percent of churchgoers said their pastor had not mentioned the war. (May 5, 2003)
What percentage of Americans say they are spiritual but not religious? (April 24, 2003)
The power of Jesus shows in magazine sales. (February 4, 2003)
What role did abortion play in the congressional race? (January 8, 2003)
Is cheating more rampant at religious high schools? (December 18, 2002)
What do Americans pray for? (December 9, 2002)
How much more time do evangelical fathers give their children? (October 25, 2002)
What percentage of Americans believe in heaven? (September 13, 2002)
Americans continue to give to religious groups following September 11. (August 14, 2002)
The majority of Americans say September 11 proved there's "too little religion." (July 11, 2002)
Statistics on the Protestant clergy shortage and The Prayer of Jabez (May 23, 2002)
The number of Americans who say they have no religion is growing (May 8, 2002)

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