If church attendance is a major part of the Christmas season for you and your family, you’re not alone.
According to new polling from Lifeway Research, 61% of Americans plan to attend church during Christmastime.
Interestingly, more than half of those who said they do not plan to attend church this Christmas acknowledged they would attend if a friend invited them.
And in case you’re wondering, according to Lifeway, Jesus really is the reason for church attendance this season. They write,
When asked, “For you personally, which of the following is the primary reason you attend church at Christmastime?” 77 percent chose “to honor Jesus.”
Other reasons Americans chose lagged considerably with 9 percent saying they attend church at Christmastime to be with family and friends, another 9 percent say to observe tradition, and 3 percent to get in the Christmas spirit.