What States Have the Most Adults Attending Church Once a Month?


Data Notes

In the past, attending church or religious services was something done by a near majority of households. In recent years, and especially after the COVID-19 Pandemic, church attendance has dropped throughout the US. This decline in church attendance has even been mentioned by the Surgeon General. His concern is that not attending religious services removes a common point of social interaction. This could possibly lead to loneliness, a major concern of the administration.

Recently, we looked at how this data differs by household income, age, marital status, educational attainment, and other topics. This new tool takes a geographic look at church attendance.

To gather the data, I utilized a Python script to scrape the Household Pulse Survey data from the Census Bureau’s FTP for Cycle 1 through Cycle 3 of 2024. I then combined the three panels together to reduce the margin of error for the state level estimates. I then visualized the data through Tableau.

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