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In ’97, 30% of adults claimed to be Pentecostal Christians compared to 36% in ’07. While just 8% of the U.S. population is evangelical, 49% of evangelical adults fit the charismatic definition. 51% of all born-agains are charismatic as are 46% of all adults who attend a Protestant church. 23% of U.S. Protestant churches are charismatic congregations. 80% have a full-time, paid pastor and the average weekly adult attendance is 82, equivalent to other Protestant bodies. 36% of all U.S. Catholics are charismatic as are 7% of Southern Baptist and 6% of mainline churches. 65% of America’s charismatic churches are predominantly African-American vs.16% of white Protestant congregations. Non-charismatic church operating budgets average $149,000 vs. $136,000 for Pentecostals. 70% of non-charismatic senior pastors have a seminary degree vs. 49% of Charismatics. (Barna Online 1/7/08)

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