Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Presbyterian News Service: Staying in bed outranks sitting in pews, survey says

Presbyterian News Service: Staying in bed outranks sitting in pews, survey says

by Adelle M. Banks
Religion News Service

"WASHINGTON — A good night’s sleep ranks far above attending church as a favorite activity, a nationwide poll shows.

The Barna Group asked more than 1,000 adults to say how much they looked forward to any of 17 activities, ranging from sleeping to completing tax forms.

Seven out of 10 — 71 percent — of respondents said they relished the thought of getting enough sleep. That contrasted with 40 percent who said they looked forward “a lot” to attending church services, which was the fourth most appealing activity. ..."
I don't think this is a big surprise, considering people use the weekends to catch up on sleep they should have gotten during the week.

The other two activities in the top four were being with friends and listening to music. Hmmmm. Couldn't these be combined with attending church? Maybe move church up a notch or two on the favorite activity scale? And considering the fact that heads tend to nod off (my own included, from time to time), the first three favorite activities could be subsumed under attending church, thus placing it at the top of the stack.

Maybe it isn't quite as bad as it seems...

2 comments:

jim said...

I just wish that as a Pastor I could catch up on my sleep on Sundays...That' be great!

Denis Hancock said...

And I thought you teaching elders only worked on Sundays [grin]