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  • View Poll Results: Why do you go to church?

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    10. You may not vote on this poll
    • Worship or grow closer to God

      7 70.00%
    • Feel an obligation to

      2 20.00%
    • Social Reasons/meet new friends

      2 20.00%
    • Family Tradition

      0 0%
    • For the programs offered

      1 10.00%
    • Other, please explain

      3 30.00%
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    Denomination & Faith Movement Discussions - Thread: Why Americans go to church

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      Why Americans go to church

      This story from christianitytoday.com

      Why Americans Go to Church or Stay Home

      "Among US adults who do attend church or other religious services regularly (defined by Pew as attending monthly or more), 7 in 10 say a very important reason they attend is so their children will have a moral foundation (69%). Similar shares attend to become a better person (68%) or for comfort in times of trouble or sorrow (66%).

      The most common reason for attendance is to become closer to God (81%), which far and away is also cited as the single most important reason (61%) with every other reason cited by less than a tenth of respondents.

      Pew also examined the demographics of regular worshipers. Among the findings:

      71% pray daily
      56% are women
      55% are age 50 or older
      31% are college graduates
      45% identify as Democrats or lean that way
      Why They Attend:
      Pew found that while becoming “closer to God” is the most important reason given for attending church or other religious services regularly, concern for comfort or the character of children or one’s self also rank high.

      “Smaller majorities say that valuable sermons and being part of “a community of faith” are very important reasons for their regular religious attendance,” noted Pew researchers. “Far fewer cite their family’s religious traditions (37%) or a feeling of religious obligation (31%) as reasons for their steady religious attendance, while even fewer say socializing and meeting new people (19%) or pleasing their spouse or family (16%) are key reasons they attend church regularly.”

      https://www.christianitytoday.com/ne...-home-pew.html

      The poll allows for multiple answers

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      Where are the Lutherans answering in that poll because word and sacrament are what we receive when we go to church and then there is the where 2 or 3 are gathered he is there, right?
      If you want to rile people up then go to a Christian site and give God ALL the glory for your salvation.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TurtleHare View Post
      Where are the Lutherans answering in that poll because word and sacrament are what we receive when we go to church and then there is the where 2 or 3 are gathered he is there, right?
      I answered the question with the top three options and option five, as well. Of course #1 ought to be the top reason anybody goes to church, but worship and fellowship meet other needs, as well.

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      I go to worship, plain and simple.

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      I guess I should have realized I could have chosen multiple options! I voted Other because I go to church to be fed by God and as Turtlehare said we receive His Word and Sacraments in the liturgy. Yes, we go to worship Him but God is the Father who cares for His sheep and in the service He does that through Word and Sacrament.
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      I go to worship him and only because he draws me close to him.

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      I currently don't have a church to go to. I would go though for social interaction/meet people and to strengthen my morals.

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      Why do Americans go to church can be answered similarly with why did the Jews go to temple?

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      Quote Originally Posted by TangledWeb View Post
      Why do Americans go to church can be answered similarly with why did the Jews go to temple?
      So, you really think that those who went to the temple or go to church now just go to worship God? Some people go for social reasons or to network with people for business, some go for fellowship with others or do to social works. Or go for other reasons.

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      Some have other motives, but I am confident that most people are there for spiritual, worship, reasons.

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