Ritual Attendance

This is the most visible and obvious source of sex differences, though the differences are lower. In the United States, the ratio is typically about 1.20 and in Britain it is higher at 1.50. Buddenbaum (1981) reported that women in the United States are also overrepresented among viewers of televangelists.

If we make some basic ethnographic observations, and visit churches in Rome, Paris, New York City, or Moscow, we will immediately realize that women make up the majority of those in attendance. Anthropological observations in India indicate that women make up the majority of those attending Hindu temples (Firth, 1997). In those traditions where ritual attendance by women is discouraged, such as Islam and Judaism, the majority of those attending will be men (Loewenthal, MacLeod, & Cinnirella, 2002).

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