In the 1970s, a new study finds, half of white Americans with a high school education attended church at least monthly. Now only 37 percent do. In contrast, 46 percent of highly educated white Americans attend church, only a 5 percent drop from the 1970s.
Lack of a steady job might also cause people to shy away from a church community, Wilcox said.
No shit Sherlock. I have firsthand experience of being treated badly at a church for not having a job. People aren’t shying away from the church community, the church community is ostracizing them. We aren’t leaving the church so much as the church is leaving us.