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Frequency of attendance of religious service (in %)

Question: “Apart from weddings, funerals and christenings, about how often do you attend religious services these days?”

WEST19901995200020052008
More than once a week 3,4 2,6 2,6 1,4 1,3
Once a week 15,2 10,8 12,8 11,2 8,6
Once a month 15,3 10,9 18,5 14,9 14,1
Only on special holy days/Christmas/Easter days OR other specific holy days 16,5 12,4 21,2 20,2 25,7
Once a year 8,7 12,4 8,1 7,0 5,9
Less often 20,9 15,2 13,9 18,9 16,6
Practically never 19,7 34,5 22,3 23,2 27,1
No answer 0,3 0,6 2,2 0,4
Don’t know 0,0 1,2 0,1 0,9 0,4
EAST
More than once a week 2,1 1,7 0,3 0,6 0,3
Once a week 6,7 3,2 5,2 2,9 3,3
Once a month 7,8 4,0 6,8 6,6 5,2
Only on special holy days/Christmas/Easter days OR other specific holy days 13,8 8,0 14,9 12,1 8,5
Once a year 10,1 10,3 4,0 8,0 6,9
Less often 13,9 8,0 12,1 10,8 6,1
Practically never 45,7 63,5 56,2 57,1 69,5
No answer 0,0 0,0 0,4 1,9 0,0
Don’t know 0,0 1,3 0,1 0,0 0,2

Source: World Values Surveys/European Values Studies; own calculations.

D 14 September 2012    AMatthias Koenig ASabine Trittler

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