- When the father and mother attend church regularly, 33% of their children end up as regular churchgoers.
- When the mother attends regularly but the father is non-practicing, only 2% of their children become regular churchgoers.
- When the father attends regularly but the mother is non-practicing, 44% of the children become regular churchgoers.
(The full title of the Swiss study is: “The Demographic Characteristics of the Linguistic and Religious Groups in Switzerland” [beginning on p. 113] by Werner Haug and Phillipe Warner of the Federal Statistical Office, Neuchatel. The study appears in Volume 2 of Population Studies No. 31, a book titled The Demographic Characteristics of National Minorities in Certain European States, edited by Werner Haug and others, published by the Council of Europe Directorate General III, Social Cohesion, Strasbourg, January 2000.)