NEW YORK — The National Religion News Center, a religious news network, released a report on Tuesday showing that more than one in three Americans — 35 percent — say they attend religious services at least once a month.
This is the highest share of Americans reporting that they attend services once a year or more since the survey was first conducted in 2012.
The study, conducted by the Religion News Group, found that 40 percent of respondents said they attended services once or more a month, the highest percentage of the religious community.
Forty percent said they attend the services twice a month or more.
The survey was conducted on behalf of the National Religion Survey, which was established in 2014 by the Pew Research Center and Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
The Pew Forum conducted a similar survey in 2012 and found that 35 percent of American adults say they attended religious services twice or more per month.
The Religious Landscape Report, a survey conducted by Religion News, showed that 37 percent of adults said they participated in religious services once per month or less.
The report found that 32 percent of Americans attend religious service once a week or less, while 22 percent said that they attended service twice a week, or once a few times a month; 18 percent said their religion does not include a religious service; and 8 percent said it includes religious services but does not have a specific religion.
The poll surveyed 1,012 adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
Religion News is an online news and information service of the Pew Forum.
It has been conducting the survey since the summer.