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Percentage of doctors who say they would allow a woman to choose a sperm donor based on his religion: 56

Percentage of doctors who say they would allow a woman to choose a sperm donor based on his religion: 56

Internal code number the British census has assigned to citizens who cited their religion as “Jedi Knight”: 896

Internal code number the British census has assigned to citizens who cited their religion as “Jedi Knight”: 896

Average number of religions practiced in each world nation: 32

Average number of religions practiced in each world nation: 32

Estimated number in Papua New Guinea, which has the most: 648

Estimated number in Papua New Guinea, which has the most: 648

Estimated temperature of Hell, according to two Spanish physicists ‘ interpretation of the Bible: 832°F

Estimated temperature of Hell, according to two Spanish physicists ‘ interpretation of the Bible: 832°F

Estimated temperature of Heaven: 448°F

Estimated temperature of Heaven: 448°F

Number of different religions Chinese citizens are allowed to practice: 5

Number of different religions Chinese citizens are allowed to practice: 5

Chances that an American has switched religions at least once: 1 in 4

Chances that an American has switched religions at least once: 1 in 4

Rank of “no religion” among responses given in 1990 by Americans asked to identify their religious grouping: 5

Rank of “no religion” among responses given in 1990 by Americans asked to identify their religious grouping: 5

Rank today: 3

Rank today: 3

Percentage of Americans who regularly attend religious services: 42

Percentage of Americans who regularly attend religious services: 42

Percentage of American chief executive officers who do: 65

Percentage of American chief executive officers who do: 65

Rank of non-denominational Christianity among the fastest-growing religions in America during the past two decades: 2

Rank of non-denominational Christianity among the fastest-growing religions in America during the past two decades: 2

Rank of “none”: 1

Rank of “none”: 1

Estimated size of heaven, in cubic miles, according to the Reverend Billy Graham: 1,500

Estimated size of heaven, in cubic miles, according to the Reverend Billy Graham: 1,500

Number of Mohegan words that are a variant of “wampum,‚” meaning “ spiritual reparation‚”: 3

Number of Mohegan words that are a variant of “wampum,‚” meaning “ spiritual reparation‚”: 3

Percentage of U.S. Jews who rank the separation of church and state among the top reasons for the country’s success: 86

Percentage of U.S. Jews who rank the separation of church and state among the top reasons for the country’s success: 86

Percentage of the total U.S. population who believe this: 61

Percentage of the total U.S. population who believe this: 61

Estimated percentage of the world’s habitable land owned by major religious groups: 7

Estimated percentage of the world’s habitable land owned by major religious groups: 7

Chance that a Londoner believes that epilepsy is caused by “evil spirits”: 1 in 20

Chance that a Londoner believes that epilepsy is caused by “evil spirits”: 1 in 20

Number of members in the world’s only remaining Shaker community: 4

Number of members in the world’s only remaining Shaker community: 4

Rank of Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion among Amazon.co.uk’s top-selling “Religion and Spirituality‚” books this year: 1

Rank of Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion among Amazon.co.uk’s top-selling “Religion and Spirituality‚” books this year: 1

Rank of Christopher Hitchens’s God Is Not Great: 2

Rank of Christopher Hitchens’s God Is Not Great: 2

Percentage of college students who attended a religious service last year: 86.2

Percentage of college students who attended a religious service last year: 86.2

Minimum number of Iraqis displaced by sectarian violence since February: 65,000

Minimum number of Iraqis displaced by sectarian violence since February: 65,000

Percentage of Americans who watch an evangelical religious program on television at least once a week: 25

Percentage of Americans who watch an evangelical religious program on television at least once a week: 25

Number of tourists in Jerusalem who received psychiatric treatment for religious delusions last year: 152

Number of tourists in Jerusalem who received psychiatric treatment for religious delusions last year: 152

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