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40 Percent of Evangelicals Rarely or Never Go to Church: Study

Christian Headlines- A new study found that some 40 percent of self-identifying evangelicals never, seldom or just attend church once a year.

In 2008, the number of evangelicals who said they never or seldom attend church was 16.1 percent, according to a poll from Ryan Burge, a political science teacher at Eastern Illinois University. Those in 2008 who said they attend at least once a year was 13 percent, with a total of about 30 percent saying they never, seldom, or just attend church once a year.

Among self-identified evangelicals, nearly 50 percent said they attend church weekly or more. In comparison, in 2008, weekly or more attendance at church was 58.6 percent.

In a story covering the data by Relevant Magazine, the outlet asserted that the term “evangelical” may increasingly be changing meaning as people identify with the term but seem to offer their own interpretations of it.

Of Burge’s study, Relevant said in its article....READ MORE is brought to you by a group of Christian writers and editors who are dedicated to creating a well-rounded look at what’s happening across the globe from a Christian worldview. Our vision is to inform and inspire productive discussion about the current events and online trends that shape our lives, our churches and our world. includes blog posts about current events and Christian media, breaking news, feature articles, and guest commentaries, many written by respected Christian thinkers.



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