Latest News about Faith Communities Today (FACT)


FACT 2010 Survey - Press Releases

Survey finds Episcopal Church congregations increasing their digital presence - March 23, 2011

Financial situation for one-third of Presbyterian churches is at least “good” even with economic crisis - March 7, 2011


FACT 2008 Survey - Press Releases

American Congregations 2008 release - March 12, 2010

A First Look at the 2008 Survey of Churches - September 9, 2009


FACT 2005 Project - Press Releases

Worship, Websites, Conflict Affect Growth in Congregations - December 11, 2006

Fewer Congregations Consider Themselves Financially Healthy - June 21, 2006

Interfaith Worship and Interfaith Cooperation Among Congregations Has Increased Significantly - May 9, 2006

Megachurches Today Research Report Released - February 3, 2006

More Megachurches than previously thought? - May 5, 2005

The Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership FACT2005

Other FACT2005 News

FACT related research - Episcopal Churches Report

FACT related research - Megachurches Today Research Report


FACT 2000 Project - Press Releases

Muslim Mosques Growing at a Rapid Pace in the US

Media Advisory, December 6, 2001

Houses of Worship Provide Food, Shelter

Media Advisory, November 20, 2001

Megachurches cluster in Bible belt, study shows

Media Advisory, November 8, 2001

Massive Study of U.S. churches, synagogues and mosques is completed Media Advisory, March 2001

Faith Communities Today Research Project Nearing End

Media Advisory, December 2000

View the PowerPoint presentation of findings

Painting a Portrait of American Religion Congregational Studies as a Vehicle for Interfaith Cooperation

June 1998, Praxis Magazine, a quarterly magazine of Hartford Seminary


Denominational releases:

Findings and insights from the FACT report on Faith Communities Today, a report on religion in the United States, 2000

March 13, 2001 release by the Churches of Christ

Celebrating Catholic Parishes - A Preliminary Report

March 2001, a report written by the Roman Catholic Church

This report is in Adobe .pdf format which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. This can be downloaded for free by going to the Adobe website.

Adventists Participate in Largest-Ever Study of U.S. Churches

March 13, 2001, release by the Seventh Day Adventist Church

FACT Study Results Released to The Public

release by the Assemblies of God This press release is also available in Spanish in Adobe .pdf format which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. This can be downloaded for free by going to the Adobe website.

American Baptist Input Prominent in 'Faith Communities Today' Report Detailing Most Comprehensive Study Ever of U.S. Church Life

March 14, 2001, release by the American Baptist Church

Episcopalians participate in sweeping study of religion in America

March 13, 2001, release by the Episcopal Church

Coalition releases comprehensive survey of U.S. churches

March 13, 2001, release by the United Methodist Church

Disciples congregations take part in massive study of congregations

March 12, 2001, release by the Disciples of Christ

'FACT' Report Reveals Much About 41 Faith Groups, Including ELCA

March 13, 2001, release by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Broad-based Study of U.S. Congregational Life Moving Ahead

United Methodist Press Release, August 2000

Seminaries Urged to Heed "FACT" Concerns About Theological Education

March 13, 2001, release by Eden Theological Seminary

New Survey Will Help Churches, Synagogues, and Mosques

August 9, 2000, National Meeting News

Major Study of Religious Values and Organization Life


July 1999, National Meeting News

A National Interfaith Survey of Congregations In the Year 2000

July 1998, National Meeting News