Skip to comments.Poll: Church-Going Among U.S. Catholics Slides to Tie Protestants
Posted on 04/09/2009 1:28:06 PM PDT by JDAM2007
PRINCETON, NJ -- According to Gallup Poll trends on church attendance among American Christians, weekly attendance among Protestants has been fairly steady over the past six decades, averaging 42% in 1955 versus 45% in the middle of the current decade. However, attendance among Roman Catholics dropped from 75% to 45% over the same period.
Most of the decline in church attendance among American Catholics occurred in the earlier decades, between 1955 and 1975; however, it continued at a rate of four percentage points a decade through the mid-1990s, and church attendance has since leveled off at 45%.
The Gallup Poll's rich archives of religious preference and church attendance data have been mined in time to provide a detailed picture of church attendance trends among U.S. Christians heading into Easter Sunday. Multiple surveys were combined for each decade starting with the 1950s, using Gallup religion surveys conducted closest to the middle of the decade. This provides ample sample size to examine the church attendance patterns of Protestants and Catholics, and of various age categories within those religious groups.
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Not much longer now until we see Churches being burned and/or bombed. Give it 4-10 years.
They already torched Sarah Palin’s church.
Not so sure it’s slow.
The stats are certainly alarming for the Roman Catholic Church in America. And doubly strange considering the increase in Hispanic population in America over this same decade.
In general both Protestant and Catholic churches need to do more outreach into all populations.
They both need to start preaching the gospel. When churches do that, they’ll start to grow.
...and stop touching little boys, and stop inviting infanticidal maniacs to give speeches at your most prestigious institutions, and...
What Catholic Church? Most haven’t been catholic since Vatican II.
Well, whn they start living for Christ and preaching the gospel, that stuff wouldn’t be allowed.