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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Why Americans Go to Church or Stay Home

Pew: Why Americans Go to Church or Stay Home
Among regular attenders: 2 in 3 go because of their kids, Catholics half as likely as Protestants to value sermons, and 1 in 5 don’t usually feel God’s presence.
Jeremy Weber
About 2 out of 3 Americans who attend church (or other religious services) monthly or more say they go for their kids, for personal comfort, or to become a better person.
The most important reason for going: to become closer to God. Yet 1 in 5 attenders say they do not usually feel God’s presence. Another 1 in 4 don’t usually feel a sense of community. And 4 in 10 don’t usually feel connected to their faith’s history.
And Catholic attenders are half as likely as Protestant ...
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