Faith Communities Today: A Report on Religion in the United States Today

Citation: 
Dudley, Carl S., and David A. Roozen. Faith Communities Today: A Report on Religion in the United States Today. Hartford Institute of Religious Research, Hartford Seminary, March 2001.
Abstract: 

Faith Communities Today reports the findings of “Faith Communities in the United States Today” (FACT), the largest survey of congregations every conducted in the United States. The report is divided into five main sections, each presenting summary conclusions and supporting graphs on the information surveyed. These sections are: “Sources of Unity and Cohesion” (data on congregational heritage, clarity of purpose, moral and community standards); “Growth, Change and Conflict” ( data on these three areas); “Congregational Life” (worship, activities, community outreach, ecumenical and interfaith relationships); “Congregational Resources” (denominational materials, facilities, finances); and “Leadership” (leadership challenges, religious leaders, seminary education). The report’s first section summarizes the FACT project and provides basic demographic information on the 41 denominations and religious groups which participated in the survey.

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