Church Commutes

The Baylor Religion Surveys provide some of the best recent data on American religion. The surveys consist of five waves: 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2017.  Data from the latest wave was released last week, including the full 65 page report. The 2017 wave focuses on the religious, political, and ideological values of Trump voters mental health and religion in American today the intersection of technology and religion the geography of religion. Commuting As someone who spends a Read More …

Church Size & First Time Guests

Faith Perceptions recently released the latest edition of their church index, which provides insight into the experiences of first time guests.  More specifically, the findings are based on 1,152 separate and unique church services attended by the company's mystery guests (think mystery shoppers for church attendance) between early 2008 and June 1, 2012.  The overall results for each church size are shown below (p.6). So What? Large churches (those with average weekly worship attendance Read More …