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<b>CNN) -</b> If you don't have a college degree, youre less likely to be up early on Sunday morning, singing church hymns.<br>
That's the upshot of a new study that finds the decline in church attendance since the 1970s among white Americans without college degrees is twice as high as for those with college degrees.<br><br><a href="http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/24/less-educated-americans-are-losing-religion-study-finds/?hpt=hp_c2" target="_blank">http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/0...nds/?hpt=hp_c2</a><br><br>
ha ha.
 

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I find it odd that college educated Americans attend church more than less educated Americans. I always assumed it was the other way around.<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fromper</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2978756"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I find it odd that college educated Americans attend church more than less educated Americans. I always assumed it was the other way around.<br><br>
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Agree.
 

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Hmm...in my experiences, less educated folks are more likely to identify as religious, but they don't actually go to church.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Less-educated Americans are losing religion</div>
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Their level of education just skyrocketed.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Spang</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2978785"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Their level of education just skyrocketed.</div>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fromper</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2978756"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I find it odd that college educated Americans attend church more than less educated Americans. I always assumed it was the other way around.<br><br>
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and that's why this article is interesting and surprising.
 

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In my experience, the reason for this is because less-educated Americans already have a religion -- it's either deer hunting or Insane Clown Posse.
 

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They're only talking about church attendance, not overall belief. Someone with a well paying 9 to 5 job has the option to attend church. Someone with a minimum wage job and odd hours does not.
 

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I was just recently banned from attending a congregation over objecting to their yearly pig roast...!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>nomad888</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2978845"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
They're only talking about church attendance, not overall belief. Someone with a well paying 9 to 5 job has the option to attend church. Someone with a minimum wage job and odd hours does not.</div>
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Thats a good point
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>P. S. Bey</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2978854"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I was just recently banned from attending a congregation over objecting to their yearly pig roast...!</div>
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Then they are not a true worship place or center or church.
 

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They're only talking about church attendance, not overall belief. Someone with a well paying 9 to 5 job has the option to attend church. Someone with a minimum wage job and odd hours does not.</div>
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Great post! I work Sundays because of my restaurant job.
 

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The study doesn't say that more college grads attend church services. Rather, it's saying that non-college grads are moving away from church attendance at a faster pace.
 

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I feel like for a lot of people who consider themselves 'Christian' without further qualifiers (Lutheran, Catholic, Methodist, etc) there is no real emphasis on church attendance, even by a lot of the churches; it's more just showing up if you can. Doesn't mean they don't have the faith.
 

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The study doesn't say that more college grads attend church services. Rather, it's saying that non-college grads are moving away from church attendance at a faster pace.</div>
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I wondered that when I saw the headline, but I checked the whole article, which says:<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">The research, presented this week at American Sociological Association's annual meeting, found that 37% of moderately educated whites - those with high school degrees but lacking degrees from four-year colleges - attend religious services at least monthly, down from 50% in the 1970s.<br><br>
Among college-educated whites, the dropoff was less steep, with 46% regularly attending religious services in the 2000s, compared with 51% in the '70s.</div>
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So 46% of college graduates attend church regularly, compared to 37% of high school grads without a college degree.<br><br>
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Great post! I work Sundays because of my restaurant job.</div>
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When I was a teen I would volunteer and request to work Sundays just so I wouldn't have to attend church with my family.
 

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When I was a teen I would volunteer and request to work Sundays just so I wouldn't have to attend church with my family.</div>
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I used to avoid staying over with one of my best friends because she had to go to church on Sunday. No fun. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"> I'd stay over on Friday, just <i>not</i> Saturday.
 
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