In most of the surveys, more women than men expressed some or great
confidence in the church, and confidence was more widespread in rural
areas than in towns and cities. Older people, the least educated,
and lower-income groups in most countries surveyed had greater
confidence in the church than did the young, the wealthier, and the
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