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In spite of the prevailing opinion that college men are gradually drifting away from the churches, a carefully prepared table by Dr. Hodge shows conclusively that not only are collegians as religious as their fathers, but that the number of church members in the different colleges has largely increased during the past century. In 1795, Yale had but four or five students who were church members; today, nearly one-half hold such membership. In 1813, only two or three men at Princeton belonged to any church, while at present, one-half of them are church members. Again, of the 352 men at Amherst, 147 belong to some church, while nearly the same proportion at Williams are church members. The Globe, in an editorial, says that these statistics show first that college men have been misrepresented, and secondly that the churches have themselves become broader and more hospitable.

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