November 2016 – In 2016, two out of five evangelical Protestants attend worship services more often than in previous years, as polled by Pew Research. Evangelicals who now attend at least once a month credit a change in beliefs, becoming more religious, realizing they need God or church, or becoming more mature.
About 67% report having looked for a new congregation to attend, a decision they based primarily on quality of sermons, feeling welcomed by leaders, and style of worship. Difficulties with finding a new church most often had to do with disagreement over theology and beliefs, which was also a primary motivation for leaving a church.
christianitytoday.com, 9/8/16; pewforum.org, 8/23/16