5%   Increase in the U.S. suicide rate since 1999.

16%   Increase in the U.S. suicide rate among those ages 40-64.

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

68%   Americans who attend religious services at least once a week who say that the U.S. has a moral obligation to be involved in world affairs.

54%   Americans who attend religious services less than weekly who agree.

(Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly)

231,000   Amish population in the U.S.

84%   Growth in the Amish population between 1992 and 2008.

(Source: Religion News Service)

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