Church attendance of Americans 2019

According to a 2019 survey, 29 percent of Americans never attend church or synagogue, compared to 23 percent of Americans who attend every week.

Religiosity in the United States

Despite only about a fifth of Americans attending church or synagogue on a weekly basis, almost 40 percent consider themselves to be very religious. Additionally, states in the Deep South such as Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana had the most residents identifying as very religious. In contrast, New England states like Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire had the most people identifying as nonreligious.

A Christian nation?

Despite the official separation of church and state embedded in the Constitution, many would still consider the United States to be a Christian nation. Catholicism has the largest number of adherents in the United States, due to there being many different Protestant denominations. The Southern Baptist Convention had the largest number of Evangelical adherents, while the United Methodist Church was the largest Mainline Protestant denomination.

How often do you attend church or synagogue - at least once a week, almost every week, about once a month, seldom, or never?

Share of respondents
Every week23%
Almost every week10%
About once a month12%
Seldom24%
Never29%
No opinion3%
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2019

Number of respondents

about 1,000

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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