Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Less marriage, less church

Interesting study on the relation between marriage and church attendance:
"Brad Wilcox, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, said the biggest factor driving the decline in church attendance is delayed marriage.

"'Marriage is a gateway into family life, and family life, in turn, is often a gateway into church attendance,' he said. 'The longer people postpone marriage, the less likely they are to attend church at a given age, and also the less likely they are to attend church down the road.'"

Continue reading Devon Williams' article, "As Marriage Declines, Church Attendance Falls", here.

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