Signs of the Times

News Item in the Evening News, Monroe, Michigan

Most not know, or could not name on request, the religious beliefs peculiar to their own church, according to a recent survey.

Denomination...apparently is not regarded as so important. Churchgoers were polled in a score of American cities to find out why they attend the church of their choice. Among the reasons... were: "Because of its particular beliefs."-62 per cent. "I grew up in it."-53 per cent. "My parents belonged."-50 per cent. "My friends go there."-19 per cent. "It's right nearby."-18 per cent. "I like the minister."-15 per cent. "Because of its Sunday School facilities."-12 per cent. "To please my husband (or wife)."-6 per cent. "No other church is near."-5 per cent. "I like the building." -4 per cent.

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