Barna Research Group – This group does research in the spiritual and moral areas including prayer, church attendance, Bible reading, and involvement in religious activity
Before the terrorist attacks
Right after 9/11/01 - great spike in all measurements
Six months later - right back where they were before 9/11
Nothing new here:
From Barna Research new release:
Religious Activities Explored
Seven religious behaviors were studied to assess the impact of the 9-11 events. The surge in church attendance has been widely reported, and while current levels of adult attendance are higher than before the attack, they are not statistically different than the numbers recorded last November, thus reflecting the usual seasonal increase. It appears that attendance, which nationwide increased by perhaps 25% immediately after the attack, is back at normal levels. The November survey found 48% of adults attending on a typical weekend.