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- adj. Not in attendance; absent.
Sixty-one percent of women regularly attending church in 1974 thought “most men are better suited emotionally for politics than are most women,” compared to 41 percent of nonattending women.
That same year, 43 percent of women churchgoers believed that “women should take care of running their homes and leave running the country up to men,” compared to only 28 percent of nonattending women.
Note that on August 13, Arthur St. Clair, the president of Congress, wrote the governors of five nonattending states—Georgia, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire—urging them to send delegates so a “full Congress” would consider the report of the convention.