Faith by the Numbers: The Socio-economic Impact of Religion in the U.S.

There’s a growing belief that religion doesn’t contribute to American society, but the numbers don’t support it. Religion in the
United States today contributes a combined $1.2 trillion to our economy and society. These expenditures range from the basic
economic drivers of any business – staff, overhead, utilities – to billions spent on philanthropic programs, educational institutions
and healthcare services. Congregations, faith-based businesses, institutions and faith-based charities strengthen our economy,
build communities and families and lift people up in times of need in a way that no other institution or government does.

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