Daniel W. Drezner, a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, lists “13 Unexpected Consequences of the Financial Crisis” in the March/April issue of Foreign Policy. At number 5:
Glory days for evangelicals. Bad times are boon times for evangelical churches. Economist David Beckworth of Texas State University has crunched U.S. church attendance numbers and found that congregation growth at evangelical churches jumped 50 percent during each recession between 1968 and 2004.