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Church attendance up

A Gallup Poll found that Americans' self-reported church attendance has increased slightly since 2008.

When asked "How often do you attend church, synagogue or mosque?" 43.1 percent of Americans in 2010 said they attended church "at least once a week" or "almost every week."

That's up from 42.8 percent in 2009 and 42.1 percent in 2008.

Conservatives, non-Hispanic blacks and Republicans demonstrated the highest participation, with 55 percent of each group reporting frequent church attendance.

Liberals and young adults (18 to 29) rounded out the bottom, with 27 percent and 35 percent respectively.

See the results at the Gallup website.


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