A typical liberal refrain is that religious folks are just as bad a irreligious people; they're just hypocrites. Even religious types will sometimes say that many of their own behave badly because the church attracts people with problems.
GSS respondents were asked if they had used illegal drugs in the past year. Here are the percentages who answered yes by church attendance:
Percent who used illegal drugs in the past year (sample size = 2,323)
Never attends 8.9
Less than once a year 6.1
Once a year 8.7
Several times a year 5.3
Once a month 1.8*
Two or three times a month 3.3*
Nearly every week 1.5*
Every week 1.0*
More than once a week 1.8*
*significantly less than the "never attends" group
People who never go to church are five times as likely to use illegal drugs as people who attend more than once a week.
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