How do you compare to other worshipers?

A Snapshot from the U.S. Congregational Life Survey

All Worshipers
Worshipers in conservative Protestant churches
Worshipers in mainline Protestant churches
Worshipers in Catholic parishes
Demographics:
Median age
54 years
47 years
59 years
53 years
Female
61%
61%
61%
61%
Married
66%
63%
67%
65%
College graduate (of those age 25+)
47%
37%
57%
43%
Employed full/part-time; self employed
58%
63%
54%
57%
Have children living at home
43%
52%
36%
46%
Living alone
15%
13%
17%
14%
Church involvement:
Attend worship weekly or more often
76%
79%
73%
76%
Attending current church 5 years or less
33%
43%
28%
32%
Give 10% of income to the church
18%
44%
16%
10%
Participate in small groups in the church
45%
59%
61%
30%
Member of the church
77%
70%
83%
75%
Beliefs:
Believe the Bible is the literal word of God
24%
55%
19%
17%
Believe there is life beyond death
88%
96%
82%
90%
Believe Jesus will return to earth some day
81%
96%
73%
80%

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Note: Data from Wave 2 of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, conducted in the fall of 2008 and the spring of 2009. All worshipers in a random sample of congregations across the United States took part.