Religion: Churchgoing

Last year set a new record for church-going in the U.S., and the churchgoingest part of the country was the Midwest, the Gallup Poll reports. During an average 1958 week, more than 50 million U.S. adults went to church—nearly a million more than at the previous peak in 1955. This represents 54% of the population in the Midwest, 52% of the East, 51% of the South, and only 35% of the Far West. Women attended more faithfully than men (55% to 45%). Roman Catholics, for whom weekly Mass is obligatory, were more regular than Protestants by 74% to 44%. But the...

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