Church attendance in the United States is lower than before the coronavirus pandemic, a Gallup News survey found.
“U.S. church attendance has shown a small but noticeable decline compared with what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic,” the survey report states.
The report details:
In the four years before the pandemic, 2016 through 2019, an average of 34 percent of U.S. adults said they had attended church, synagogue, mosque or temple in the past seven days. From 2020 to the present, the average has been 30 percent, including a 31 percent reading in a May 1-24 survey.
Gallup noted that church attendance levels are roughly 10 percentage points lower than what the pollster measured in 2012 and years prior.
“It is not clear if the pandemic is the cause of the reduced attendance or if the decline is a continuation of trends that were already in motion,” the survey report…