The truism that Americans don't stay in one place for long applies to worship -- a survey last year of 350,000 people in 50 denominations found that nearly one-third have changed congregations the past five years.
The U.S. Congregational Life Survey uncovered some other interesting insights into worship in America:
Women in the pews outnumber men, 61 to 39 percent.
Thirty-eight percent of worshippers have college degrees, compared to 23 percent of the U.S. population.
Fifty percent of those surveyed said they had prepared or given food to someone outside their family or congregation during the past year. Twenty-nine said they had loaned money to someone outside their family.
Eighty-three percent of people in the pews said they attend services regularly, usually every week.
The $1.3 million survey was funded by the Lilly Endowment and Louisville Institute and sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).