April 7, 2009

Losing Wealth, Finding God?

39%

Church attendance has remained unchanged during the economic downturn.

Contrary to recent media reports, while many may be praying for their 401(k)’s to turn around, the falling stock market has not sent Americans rushing to church; 39% of Americans reported attending weekly religious services in a February 2009 Pew Research survey, no different than two years ago in January 2007 (39%) under better economic conditions. So while the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed about half its value after October 2007, the number attending religious services held steady throughout, at a little under four-in-ten Americans.` Read More