In the News: Over a third of young adults see increase in faith since pandemic, survey finds

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Springtide Research Institute was recently featured in Aleteia. This article, Over a third of young adults see increase in faith since pandemic, survey finds by John Burger, is reprinted in part below, but we encourage you to visit their site to read the piece in its entirety.

A third of young adults responding to a survey (35%) reported an increase in religious faith during the pandemic of the novel coronavirus. And nearly half (47%) reported that their level of faith has remained the same during the crisis.

Seven out of ten respondents to the survey who watched an online service say that interacting with people, even virtually, makes them feel more connected. Yet, nearly half of these respondents report feeling isolated because no one has reached out to them individually.

The survey of 1,000 young people 13-25 resulted in publication by the Springtide Research Institute of Bloomington, Minnesota of “Belonging: Reconnecting America’s Loneliest Generation.”

Following that study, Springtide interviewed 508 young people 18-25, and found that for many young adults, shelter-in-place and social distancing provokes fear and uncertainty, leading to increased levels of isolation, loneliness, and anxiety. The institute found that the single most important way to mitigate loneliness is for trusted adults to reach out and connect.

(John Burger, Aleteia, April 21, 2020)  

Click here to read the article in full.  

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