Georgia is in the top 10 states for weekly church attendance, according to a new Gallup poll, though it trails Deep South compatriots such as Alabama, Tennessee and both Carolinas.
Thirty-nine percent of Georgia respondents attended church weekly, according to Gallup’s daily tracking from January-December 2014.
“These results are based on Gallup Daily tracking interviews throughout 2014 with 177,030 U.S. adults, and reflect those who say ‘at least once a week’ when asked, ‘How often do you attend church, synagogue or mosque — at least once a week, almost every week, about once a month, seldom or never?’” Frank Newport wrote.
But Georgians also reported a 25 percent “next week/monthly” church attendence — one of the highest in the nation, ahead of many of the states that top it in the weekly rate. Thirty-four percent of Georgians reported seldom or never attending church.