Religion: Counting the Lord's House

George Gallup's strolling statisticians, just returned from a doorbell-ringing examination of the religion of U.S. and British Christians, last week gave their diagnosis: in the U.S. religion is full of vim and vitamins; in Britain it has tired blood.

Church attendance in the U.S. the week before the poll was 51%; in Britain only 14% of the people polled admitted having gone to church the Sunday before. (In the U.S. 43% of the churchgoers were men, 57% women; no breakdown was given for Great Britain.) Asked about the influence of religion in their countries, 69% of the Americans said they felt that...

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