In episode #136, Thomas and Ian discuss the latest church attendance news. The data is based on a report released January 5, 2023.
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the University of Chicago published the report “Faith After the Pandemic: How COVID-19 Changed American Religion.” In addition, data show how the pandemic impacted church attendance and what trends we see in church life going forward.
So, let’s dive into the latest data on church attendance trends and consider what it might mean for your church growth.
Episode 136 – TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES[0:00] Intro: Faith After the Pandemic Report [1:50] How the pandemic affected overall religious attendance [4:04] The number of Americans who never attend religious services [5:20] Young adults report the greatest change in attendance of any age group [6:54] What does this mean for your church? [8:29] Thanks for listening! Please be sure to like this video and subscribe. Leave a comment below and let us know what questions or topics you’d like us to cover next.
- AEI – Faith After the Pandemic: How COVID-19 Changed American Religion
- Christianity Today – Church Attendance Dropped Among Young People, Singles, Liberals
- Check out our full report on 17 Church Statistics You Need to Know for 2023
Church Attendance News
Coming out of the pandemic, statistics show that the percentage of people in the US not attending worship services has increased. Additionally, this is true for all demographics, age groups, and political affiliations.
However, attendance did drop the most in adults under 30. One in three young adults report going to church less than they did pre-pandemic.
On average, the number has gone from 25% of all Americans never attending church pre-pandemic to 33% in 2022.
What have you noticed in your church attendance post pandemic, and does it align with this news report? Let us know in the comments below.