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Here's Who Stopped Going to Church During the Pandemic

A new Institute for Family Studies (IFS) analysis—using the American Family Survey—sheds further light on how religious attendance has declined significantly over the past two years. The share of regular churchgoers is down by 6 percent, from 34 percent in 2019 to 28 percent in 2021. (It’s worth noting that the terms “church”, “religious services” and “house of worship” are used interchangeably.) Meanwhile, the share of secular Americans who have never or seldom attended religious services increased by 7 percent. Read More

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