“Liar!” Religious Behavior Exaggerated

The NY Times:

A new study…suggests that the gradual secularization of the nation has not eliminated the perceived social liar_2740802bdesirability of going to church, and the result is that Americans exaggerate their religious behavior.

The result?

This points to a paradox in the country: On the one hand we have the rise of the unaffiliated, but at the same time the social expectation of church attendance is still alive and well, and we can see it as people inflate their reports of church attendance in live interviews….

Read the article here.

(And I couldn’t help myself…)