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3) Read the Pew Report about the Growth of Global Christianity

mapI wish I could just memorize the whole page. The entire report summary at…

http://www.pewforum.org/2011/12/19/global-christianity-exec/

is chalked FULL of interesting facts and tidbits. It chronicles the Growth of Christianity by location, complete with maps, tables, interactive infographics, sortable data, and even a quiz! The complete report is available at right, along with several appendices. Most interesting is the zoom-in on regional distribution of Christianity both in 1910 and 2010. If I were still a missions prof in a Bible college, this would keep my students busy for at least two class periods! :-)

8) Help Larry Find Stats on Poverty Caused by Corruption

poverty in usBrigada participant, Larry, wrote this past week, wondering “where we can find stats that say what percentage of poverty is caused by corruption and what percentage is caused by human actions and what percentage is caused by “acts of god.” Can you help us find a study on that? For background, see pages like…

http://www.statista.com/chart/2493/detroit-comes-first-for-poverty-in-the-united-states/

11) In Search of Great Statistics about the World

people group severalPeople are motivated by stories. But at times, it helps to put those stories into a global perspective. That’s why pages like…

http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/great-commission-statistics.php

are so gripping to the global audience. They help us set our stories into the world stage. Have you posted other stats at your page? … or have you found other sites like the JP site, helping you convey to our audiences the task remaining? If so, please click comment after the web version of this item… and let’s get the stage set… so our audiences can understand just how much of the world still needs to hear.

12) Interesting Lense on Your Neighborhood

If you live in the USA (or would just like to check out a neighborhood in the USA), fill out the form at…

http://www.instagis.com/

then click to…

http://www.instagis.com/infographics

and fill in your address. It will, among other things, tell you the average income/year for your entire state, then tell you the average income for those living within 1 mile of your address. VERY interesting to plan community outreaches. (Thanks Caleb!)

10) If you like Stats, and Countries, You’ll like this

If you’re a stats junkie, and you are interested in global stuff, RUN, don’t walk, over to…

http://www.nationmaster.com

I’m always fascinated by all the different views. Check out the religious stats at…

http://www.nationmaster.com/cat/rel-religion

The thing is, we used to see PORTIONs of this kind of thing in big fat volumes of heavy encyclopedias, available only in big libraries. Now, we can see them on our laptops and iPads at our dining room table. And it’s all free! [shaking my head] Go figure. What a way to put WorldBook (encyclopedia) out of business though. :-)

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