Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mosque attendance increases in Europe

Second generation Moroccans have higher mosque attendance (Dutch) than the first generation. In 2008 63 percent of older Moroccans visit the mosque "less often" or "often". A decade earlier that was 72 percent. The second generation is attending more frequently. Their attendance rose from 46 tot 66 percent in the past ten years, according to the SCP, a Dutch state social engineering.

The figures point at a religious revival amongst Moroccans in Europe. Additionally it is evidence of budding Muslim family formation. Couples with children have a stronger tendency to attend religious services than childless people.

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