The Benefits of Church Attendance
1. Church attendance is the number one predictor of marital stability
(Journal of Marriage and Family).
2. Attending church is helpful in the prevention of cancer, heart disease
and mental illness. (National Institute of Healthcare Research in
America June 2000)
3. Teens who regularly attend church are 4 times less likely to commit
suicide (Journal of Chronic Disease)
4. People who regularly attend church are more likely to remain
married and have a better sex life (David Larson, National Institute
of Mental Health)
5. On average, church attendees stay half as long during hospital stays
6. Those attending church are five times less likely to require
antibiotics (Southern Medical Journal, July 1998).
7. There is lower blood pressure among men who attend church
versus those who do not (Duke University)
8. There is an additional average life expectancy of seven years for
faithful church attendees (Demography, Me ay 1999)
9. People attending church report a 50% higher weekly average family
income (UCLA School of Medicine).
10. Church goers have fewer heart attacks than non church goers
(David Larson, National Institute of Mental Health)
11. Those who attend religious services in their youth have about
$11,000 more in yearly income by their early 30’s (UCLA School of
12. Cities with high church attendance have the lowest crime rates
(Crime, Values and Religion, 1987).
13. People attending church are physically healthier and less
depressed (The American Medical News March 96)
14. Alcohol abuse is 300% less for those who attend church regularly
(UCLA School of Medicine)
15. Church attendance moves underprivileged out of poverty and into
the middle class quicker (Why Religion Matters:The Impact of
Religious Practice on Social Stability, The Heritage Foundation)