Recently Read: Church giving reaches Depression-era record lows

bigstock-Offering-Plate-7762724Katherine Burgess of Religion News Service writes about the latest Empty Tomb report which documents the decrease in giving among Protestants:

The percentage of a church member’s income given to the church dropped to 2.3 percent in 2011 (the latest year for which numbers are available), down from 2.4 percent in 2010, according to the Empty Tomb study.

In 1968, church members gave an average of 3.1 percent of their income.

via Report: Church giving reaches Depression-era record lows | Religion News Service.

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