It is difficult to provide the exact number of churches in the US because thousands of new churches open each year, while thousands of others close. Anyway, according to the website http://hirr.hartsem.edu/research/fastfacts/fast_facts.html , there are 350,000 churches in the US. These statistics rely on the RCMS 2010 religious congregations census.314,000 are Protestant and other Christian churches while 24,000 are Catholic and Orthodox churches. Non-Christian religious congregations are estimated at about 12,000. The use of Internet by religious groups has recently increased. For example, from 2000 to 2010 the percentage raised from 35% to 90% of congregations.