$633,314   Contributions given so far by clergy to 2008 presidential candidates.

56%   Percentage that has gone to Democrats.

52%   Percentage of the $1,149,326 given by clergy in 2004 that was given to Republicans.

(Source: OpenSecrets.org)

75%   Residents of Arkansas and Alabama who believe the Bible is literally true.

22%   Residents of Vermont and Massachusetts who say this.

(Source: Rasmussen Reports)

42.5%   American congregations that spend less than 10 percent of their budgets on social services in their community.

12.2%   Congregations that spend more than 30 percent.

(Source: The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy)

7.1%   American congregations that receive government grants to provide social services.

$395,628   Average (mean) grant received by these congregations (which received an average of three grants over four years).

(Source: The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy)

Related Elsewhere:

See our earlier Go Figure postings from January 2008, December 2007, November 2007, October 2007, September 2007, August 2007, July 2007, June 2007, May 2007, April 2007, March 2007, February 2007, and earlier issues.

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