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On the right is news item from The Literary Digest revealing that only one man out of every nine attended Sunday services with any regularity in 1929. The article quotes one wounded clergymen who predicted doom for the American culture as a whole, and interviewed an assorted number of church-goers of the male variety who offered a number sound reasons to attend weekly services, none of them having anything to do with the Gospels. However 317 out of 320 interviewed all concurred that their participation helps them attain "a sense of the presence of God" in their lives.

Click here to read an article from 1900 about why men disliked attending church.

When W.W. II started, Americans went back to church...

     


Male Church Attendance Drops (Literary Digest, 1929)

Male Church Attendance Drops (Literary Digest, 1929)

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