Key Quotes for 2002

Key Quotes for 2002

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Last update: Friday 18th October
 
Sunday church attendance was higher in Wales than in England in 1980, but was the same in 2000, and will be lower by 2005. The Welsh decrease 1980-2005 is 54%, more than in England, 35% and Scotland, 30%.
The Christian Herald
 
SoundScan sales of contemporary Christian and gospel music grew 18% over first-half 2002 - although overall music sales dropped 9%. Christian and country music were the industries only growth sectors. Although Christian store's market share was 44% to mainstream store's 55%, Christian-market share rose 8% for the period.
EMI CMG
 
Christian record sales are booming in America, reports the Financial Times. While total sales of records dropped by 3% in 2001, Christian sales were up by more than 10%.
The War Cry 12th January 2002
 
The basic data on churchgoing in Wales, emerging from detailed studies undertaken in 1982 and 1995, do show one of decline. The percentage of the population (adults and children) attending church has halved in the 20 years from 1980 (when it was 14%) to 2000 (when it was 7%), and it is projected to fall to 6% by 2005 if present trends continue.
The Christian Herald
 
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