of Generation Xers
say they attend religious services a few times a year or less
Source:Pew Research Center
By contrast, 47 percent of Baby Boomers and 38 percent of members of the Silent generation say they attend religious services a few times a year or less. 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.