TITHE = 2.6%?
Factoid: The State of Church Giving through 1996 shows that “…members gave only 2.58% of their income in 1996. This is a 17 percent decrease from the 3.12 percent average in 1968…” The report is based on “data from twenty-nine Protestant denominations, representing more than 100,000 congregations.” (From John and Sylvia Ronsvalle, Behind the Stained Glass Windows (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996, 36).
Source: (Towns, Elmer & Warren Bird. Into the Future. Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell, 2000, p. 203.)