strategy

Increasing church attendance

Synonyms:
Increasing participation in collective religious worship
Attending religious services
Implementation:
According to the results of a survey of 1,400 adults (Journal of Adult Development, 2002) attending religious services was associated with decreased psychological distress among young and middle-aged adults and increased life satisfaction among older adults. It was also associated with higher self-rated health among participants of all ages.
Claim:
People who regularly attend religious services live longer and also tend to follow healthier behaviors Some of it is just peer influence; some suggests that "religiosity" helps people to live healthier and longer lives.
Constrained by:
Reducing church attendance
Facilitated by:
Planting churches
Organizations:
national (1100046126)
Type Classification:
J: Unconfirmed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality