With one church built and another in the planning stages, it's understandable that Rancho Murieta thinks of itself as a church-going community. But statistics about the community indicate otherwise, say organizers of a seminar aimed at the 51 percent of the community that doesn't attend church.
The statistic comes from the Percept Group, a demographic information company that provides data to churches, according to Murietan Bob Hanson.
Hanson said he was surprised when he saw the high percentage of households in the 95683 ZIP code that were listed as having no religious involvement. The national average of uninvolved households was listed as 35 percent in the demographic profile, he noted.
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