(This is from a series of posts on the Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference in Hartford, CT on March 24, 2007. To view the whole series, click here.)
Here are some interesting statistics that were scattered throughout the 2007 Conference Program:
Two are Better than One – So Some Believe
Did you know that more fathers than mothers believe that two parents are more effective at raising children than one parent alone? Forty-four percent of mothers believe one parent is sufficient while only 25% of fathers hold that belief.
– ChildTrends, Washington DC June 6, 2006
The Explosion of Internet Pornography
2.5 billion daily pornographic emails (8% of all emails)
1.5 billion daily pornographic downloads (35% of all downloads)
68 million daily pornographic search engine requests (25% of all requests)
– Pornography Statistics 2003. Family Safe Media. www.familysafemedia.com, 2003
Dads Make a Difference
Mother attends church regularly. Father does not attend church at all.
2% of their children will end up attending church regularly
37% of their children will end up attending church irregularly
60% of their children will end up not attending at all
Father attends church regularly. Mother does not attend church at all.
44% of their children will end up attending church regularly
22% of their children will end up attending church irregularly
34% of their children will end up not attending at all
– Center for Christ and Culture, Dallas, TX June 2006
Oops – What Happened?
Christians can be generous – but does it depend on the year? The percentage of U.S. born-again adults who tithed was 12 percent in 2000, 14% in 2001, and 6% in 2002.
– George Barna, to Generous Giving, Chattanooga, Tenn., June 12, 2004)