Religion: Bullish Figures

That U. S. church membership is increasing faster than the population was the bullish message of the annual statistical report of Christian Herald, published last week. The last to be prepared by Lutheran George Linn Kieffer, who died in his Rosedale, L. I. pulpit this spring, the Herald tables were completed by his wife Maude. According to the Kieffers' denominational sources, there are 63,493,036 church members in the land, 837,404 more than last year. Rate of increase was 1.33%, as compared to .71% for population.

Biggest churches are the Roman Catholic (20,831,139),...

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