from The Century Dictionary.

  • Habitually attending church: as, he is not a church-going man; the church-going classes.
  • noun The act or practice of going to church.
  • Giving notice to go to church; summoning to church.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Habitually attending church.
  • adjective Summoning to church.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Who regularly attends church
  • noun The practice of regularly attending church

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective actively practicing a religion


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  • Thus my churchgoing was a merely symbolical and provisional practice.

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  • If so, you do not recognize leadership and the execution of a brilliant tactic, that puts Democrats back in play with that'churchgoing 'partof the electorate.

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  • The postwar boom in churchgoing was fueled above all by men who had survived the Great Depression as teenagers and World War II as grunts, and were now ready at last to settle into a normal life, with a steady job, a growing family, a new house and car, and respectable middle-class status.

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  • The most heavily Republican portion of the churchgoing population is people who rely on religion when making political decisions and are embedded in a dense religious social network, not the people who hear the most politics in church.28

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  • Since these are interviews with the same people at different points in time, we can be confident that the emergence of the religiosity divide has entailed some individual-level change, as churchgoing and partisanship have come into alignment.

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  • According to the National Election Studies archives, weekly churchgoing among college-educated white men almost doubled in little more than a decade between 1952 and 1964 from about 29 percent to about 53 percent.

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  • Then, as now, getting married, settling down, and raising children were associated with more regular churchgoing.

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  • Of white men aged twenty-one to thirty-four, weekly churchgoing rose from 28 percent in 1952 to 44 percent in 1964.

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  • However, virtually all the other commonly cited reasons for churchgoing were more social than theological.

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