Americans report attending religious services less frequently than they have in the past. The decline in the number of Americans saying they attend services “once a week or more often” and the corresponding rise in the number of Americans saying they “never” attend services has been especially noticeable over the past decade. There are strong differences by party identification and ideology, and a very interesting difference between White Democrats and non-White Democrats.
Polling for NBC and The Wall Street Journal is conducted by Republican pollster Bill McInturff and Democratic pollster Fred Yang. This analysis is our own and does not necessarily reflect the views of NBC, The Wall Street Journal, or Hart Research Associates.