Stats on divorce, adoption, youth ministers, and church volunteers.
Compiled by Ted Olsen | posted 9/23/2010 10:08AM
3.5 Divorces per 1,000 Americans in 2008.
4 Divorces per 1,000 Americans in 2000.
Source: Pew Research Center
26% Increase in all adoption placements at Bethany Christian Services, the largest
adoption agency, in 2010 over 2009. U.S.
66% Increase in international adoption placements. Inquiries are up 95 percent.
Source: Bethany Christian Services
Churches with 100 or more teens that have a full-time youth minister.
87% Evangelical churches with 100 or more teens that have a full-time youth minister.
55% Mainline Protestant congregations with 100 or more teens that have a full-time youth minister.
Source: National Congregations Study
69% Church volunteers who are married.
58% Church volunteers who are female.
Source: Barna Research
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