Netherlands: 15% goes to church

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Netherlands: 15% goes to church

 According to recent research, the percentage of people in the Netherlands who go to church dropped from 51% in 1970 to 15% today.

 link, in Dutch: http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2014/04/28/vertrouwen-in-kerk-de-afgelopen-twintig-jaar-nog-nooit-zo-laag/

 The pdf contains a summary in English.


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 Those are encouraging stats, but the article shows that church-goers still volunteer more. That'll change one day.


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well, i don't care WHO


well, i don't care WHO "volunteers more." as long as it's for a worthy cause, they can be a branch davidian for all i care.

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In America it's only 26% and

In America it's only 26% and as a pastor neighbor himself told me about half those people come for the socializing and free refreshments!

That means true believers in America are around 15%!

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