Religion: Collections for 1952

The National Council of Churches reported a new high in church giving. During the past fiscal year, members of 47 Protestant and Eastern Orthodox denominations contributed $1,286,633,160, or about 10% more than the year before. The average member gave his church $34.32. Most generous givers: the Free Methodists (membership 48,574), with an average of $194.79, and the Seventh-Day Adventists (membership 245,974), who averaged $157.80.

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