of Baby Boomers
say they attend religious services a few times a year at most
Source:Pew Research Center
By contrast, 50 percent of Generation Xers and 38 percent of members of the Silent generation say they attend religious services a few times a year at most. 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.