Empty Pews Are an American Public Health Crisis by Tyler J. VanderWeele and Brendan Case [Christianity Today, Cover Story]

October 20, 2021

Program Director, Prof. Tyler J. VanderWeele, and Director for Research, Dr. Brendan Case, have authored Christianity Today's November cover story, entitled: Empty Pews Are an American Public Health Crisis. 

"Our research suggests that religious service attendance specifically, rather than private practices or self-assessed religiosity or spirituality, most powerfully predicts health. Religious identity and private spirituality may, of course, still be very important and meaningful within the context of religious life, but their effects on health and well-being don’t seem to be as strong as those of regular gatherings with other believers."

Access the article under this link: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2021/november/church-empty-pews-are-american-public-health-crisis.html