Were you there on Sunday?

Marty, Martin E.
September 1996
Christian Century;9/11/96, Vol. 113 Issue 26, p879
Questions the accuracy and reliability of self-reported church attendance rates in surveys. Social desirability attached to church attendance; Speculation that private religious practices such as prayer or Bible reading may also be overreported; Reporting as a way of stating intentions.


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