Is a Bad Economy Good for Church Attendance?

Source Organization: Pew Research Center


03/12/2009 - Contrary to recent media reports suggesting that the country's economic troubles have led to higher levels of church attendance, a Pew Forum analysis of polls by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press finds that while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has shed over half its value since October 2007, there has been no increase in weekly worship service attendance during the same time period.

View the graphic Is a Bad Economy Good for Church Attendance? on the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life's Web site.

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