In contrast, 42% of white Americans say they attend religious services monthly or more. In 2009 the white population was evenly divided between those who went to church at least monthly (50%) and those who did not (49%).
Surveys that ask respondents how often they attend religious services typically obtain higher estimates of rates of weekly attendance than other, more indirect methods of data collection (such as asking respondents to keep a diary of how they spend their days, without specific reference to attendance at worship services). Learn more about "social desirability bias" here.
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