Gallup Poll: Church of Christ tops in weekly worship attendance

From the Christian Chronicle:

Americans who give their religious affiliation as "Church of Christ" are more likely than any other group to attend weekly worship services, a new Gallup Poll reports.

Sixty-eight percent of Church of Christ members interviewed by Gallup said they attend worship services at least once a week or almost every week, according to a poll released April 14.

The analysis is based on an aggregate of more than 11,000 Gallup Poll interviews between 2002 and 2005, including 123 identified with the Church of Christ. Pollsters did not ask respondents to specify whether the churches were a cappella or instrumental.

Denominations on the list included:

* Mormons – 67 percent
* Pentecostal – 65 percent
* Southern Baptist – 60 percent
* Catholic – 45 percent
* Methodist – 44 percent
* Presbyterian – 44 percent
* Lutheran – 43 percent
* Episcopal – 32 percent


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7 Responses to Gallup Poll: Church of Christ tops in weekly worship attendance

  1. Well, not that church attendance gets you to heaven, but this is certainly good news!

  2. Bill says:

    hummm.. Less than 3 out of every 4 people professing to be Christians that worship with a church of Christ is good?

    Sure we beat the other guys, that’s nice.

    If we say that we are following in the footsteps of Christ, that we are redeemded through His sacrifice, that we will only come to The Father through Christ and we only do 1% better than the Mormons………

    Still, it is great that the churches of Christ are mentioned at the head of the list. Maybe it will induce some to come to worship, at least once, to see why we are number one. 🙂


  3. Will Spina says:

    Great Post! Thanks for sharing. I gotta tell you though when I saw that I was shocked that it was only 68%. Irritating…

    However, Church attendance (by that I mean being a particpatory member of the body of Christ- including the Lord’s Supper and other meetings) will play a major part in getting a person to heaven. Acts 2:42 says they devoted themselves to what and what did they do in verses 43-44, too. If you don’t show, you are not living as a Christian, the same as if you were living with someone else in sin.
    Furthermore, Hebrews 10:25-29 (ESV)
    not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. [26] For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, [27] but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. [28] Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. [29] How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?”

  4. Well, of course, 100% is the goal, by to be honest, I was very surprised that it was as high as it was.

  5. Cindy Lenora says:

    I would be more impressed one way or the other if the group questioned was larger. Also, realize there are some individuals who are truly unable to attend worship every week. We have members in nursing homes, etc. I can easily list about 20 such individuals at a church of about 200 (about 120 adults over 18). That’s 10%. Then you have parents with sick children or elderly parents who are unable to attend regulally. Which probably accounts for another 5%. Of course that leaves about 20% of our number we need to work on.

    I was interested enough to go to google and find the rest of the poll. I find it more interesting, and more encouraging to see that the Adult membership of the Church of Christ has grown at a rate of 47% in the last 10+ years. We jumped from 1.7 million in 1990 to 2.5 million in 2001 and an estimated 3.5 million adult members in 2004. God is good and he’s still working hard.

  6. Ben says:

    God is not concern with polls. And we should thank Him.If He did would we come in first.BE care first sometime can be last. Being first in attendance is good but less strive to be first holiness.Heb. 12:14.; EPH:4;1.Let strive to bring our worship and behavior up together.THEY MUST BE IN HARMONY IN GOD SIGHT.

  7. aAexander Moss says:

    Keep up the good work Church of Christ; God is depending on us to set good examples, after all, we are the light of the world and the salt of the earth.

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