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Myth 7. A typical worshiper is over 65 years of age
While worshipers, on average, are older than the U.S. population, their average age is 50 years -- not 65! In fact, three-quarters are less than 65 years of age.
And, the majority are not retired! Half of all worshipers are employed either full- or part-time. One in ten describe themselves as homemakers, and about as many are students. But 25% are retired. Among the U.S. population, about 14% are retired, so worshipers are somewhat more likely to be retired -- not surprising given that they are older, on average, than the U.S. population.
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