Just why do Americans attend church

Easter is almost here, and it’s the busiest church day, most studies show.

One of the greatest benefits to my schedule nowadays is that I can go to church on Friday or any weekday for that matter, when most people are working in an office.

I do not go every Friday, but I go many Fridays. You can focus.

For years, I went to church on Sundays, like most people, and it’s much different on weekdays — and to me, much more rewarding.

To many people, church is more about “networking,” though they would be loath to admit it. That’s more what happens on Sundays.

My father used to joke that he’d observe people in church acting reverent, but then almost run over each other to bolt out of the parking lot.

“Just why do Americans attend church” is here.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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One Response to Just why do Americans attend church

  1. jeffpelline says:

    BTW, a reader sent this along about the up-and-coming generations becoming more secular.: http://www.alternet.org/belief/why-people-are-flocking-new-wave-secular-communities-atheist-churches?paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

    Young people “network” on their smartphones.

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