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Religious Services

Attendance at religious services is another activity that families can do together that can involve children in the broader community. Overall, the parents of 53.7 percent of children reported that their children attended religious services at least once a week, while 20.7 percent do not attend any religious services.

Children in middle childhood (aged 6-11 years) were more likely than younger and older children to attend religious services at least once a week (58.1 percent). In comparison, 49.6 percent of children aged 0-5 years and 53.4 percent of those aged 12-17 years attended religious services at least once a week.

Attendance at religious services also varied by race and ethnicity. Black children were most likely to attend religious services at least weekly (61.8 percent), followed by Hispanic children (56.0 percent). Slightly more than half of White children attended services each week, as did 48.1 percent of children of other races and 44.9 percent of multiracial children.


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