American church attendance has declined after lockdown
March 28, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: The number of Americans attending church services regularly has declined in the wake of the Covid-era lockdown. But more Americans are participating in online or televised services.
A Pew Research study found that 20% of Americans attend in-person services less frequently than they did before the lockdown, while only 7% say they attend more often. However 15% report that they are participating in online or televised services more often.
Among Catholics, 24% say they attend Mass less often, while 9% say they go to Mass more frequently. Even among those who report watching Mass online or on TV, the number of those who do so less frequently now than in 2020 is slightly larger (16%) than those who watch more often (14%).
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