The Benefits of Church Attendance

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 

    (Duke University)

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)

Praying with the Understanding and Praying in the Spirit

Praying with the Understanding and Praying in the Spirit