Comparative Statistics 2012 – now available

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Comparative Statistics 2012 reportResearch Services, an office of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, has recently released the 2012 edition of its annual publication, Comparative Statistics. The booklet reports statistics about PC(USA) membership, ministers, and finances.

Comparative Statistics 2012 is a useful resource that helps put important denominational statistics at your fingertips. Pastors can use the data in planning sermons or congregational staff can reference it as they plan programs.

A few key findings include:

  • More than half of Presbyterian congregations (54%) are considered small, having 100 or fewer members.
  • More than four in ten Presbyterians (42%) live in the South, while 24% live in the Midwest, 20% in the Northeast, and 14% in the West.
  • One-third of active (non-retired) Presbyterian teaching elders (35%) are women, a percentage that has been steadily increasing.

Click here to download the entire report, or download individual report tables.