Richard Morin – When Malls Stay Open on Sundays, the Pious Party – washingtonpost.com
Richard Morin – When Malls Stay Open on Sundays, the Pious Party – washingtonpost.com:
Gruber and Hungerman found that when states eliminated blue laws, church attendance declined while drinking and drug use increased significantly among young adults. Even more striking, the biggest change in bad behavior mostly occurred among those who frequently attended religious services, they report in a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, “The Church vs. the Mall: What Happens When Religion Faces Increased Secular Competition?”
this is unsurprising. what it likely means though.. is that far more of these frequent attenders, will claim that the bible endorses war and giving your money to some random bloke to build glass churches.