Dec 29, 2016

Families' Church Attendance Patterns & Beliefs (the latest findings)


As we enter 2017, here is a look at the religious landscape of the families we are striving to reach and minister to.  Pew Research recently created an imaginary 100-person town that represents the church attendance patterns and beliefs of families in the U.S.  It provides us with a clear picture of where we are.
  • 36 attend church at least once a week. 
  • 33 attend church once a month. 
  • 30 seldom or never attend church. 
  • 89 believe in God. 
  • 55 believe in heaven and hell. 
  • 17 believe in heaven but not hell
  • 3 believe in hell but not heaven.
  • 25 do not believe in heaven or hell. 
  • 53 say religion is very important to them. 
  • 24 say religion is somewhat important to them.
  • 11 say religion is not too or not at all important to them. 
  • 55 pray on a daily basis. 
  • 21 pray at least once a month.
  • 23 seldom or never pray. 
  • 58 would still identity with the religion in which they were raised. 
  • 42 would no longer identify with their childhood faith.  21 of the 42 were Protestants. 13 were Catholics.

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