Mar 29, 2024 - Culture

πŸ™ Good Friday, bad church attendance

Share of adults who say they never or rarely attend religious services
Data: Household Pulse Survey. Note: Adults who say they never attend or attend less than once a year. Map: Alice Feng/Axios

In Minnesota, 52% of adults never or seldom attend church or religious services, compared to the national average of 49%, per a new Axios analysis of Household Pulse Survey data.

Why it matters: More than three-quarters of Americans say religion's role in public life is shrinking, per a recent Pew Research Center survey β€” the highest level since 2001.

By the numbers: Another 12% of Minnesotans go between one and three times per year.

  • That would include the true "submarine" Christians who only "surface" at Christmas or Easter β€” which is Sunday.

The other side: About 20% of Minnesotans go at least 12 times per year, which is also on par with the national average.

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