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Barna also revealed that "Less than one out of every ten regular attendee of Christian churches give 10% or more of their income - a tithe - to their church."

a. Another recent poll from Barna reveals a more disturbing trend happening in America with people and their giving to God note what he says:

(Ventura, CA) - "Amid widespread reports that churches are suffering from decreased giving over the past year, a new study from the Barna Research Group helps to explain at least part of the problem. The proportion of households that tithe their income to their church that is, give at least ten percent of their income to that ministry, has dropped by 62% in the past year, from 8% in 2001 to just 3% of adults during 2002. Born again adults, who represent 38% of the nation's population, also sustained a decline in generosity during the past couple of years. In 2000, 12% of all born again adults tithed. The percentage rose to 14% in 2001, but dropped to only 6% in 2002." (Barna.org).

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