In the course of the Covid disaster, 18-34 yr olds are extra possible than older age teams to have prayed, learn the Bible and attended church extra usually.
Younger individuals aged 18-34 years previous have gotten more and more open to religion, prayer and the Bible throughout the pandemic a brand new examine has discovered. The survey carried out by Savanta ComRes and commissioned by YourNeighbour, discovered that greater than 2 in 5 (46%) 18-34 yr olds within the UK have prayed extra usually because the begin of the pandemic and that one third (31%) have learn the Bible extra usually.
The examine which sampled 2,065 respondents and was carried out as a part of the YourNeighbour Give Hope marketing campaign working all through Lent, additionally discovered that three in ten younger individuals (29%) have attended church extra usually throughout the Covid pandemic and an analogous proportion (31%) have given extra financially to group work organised by church buildings.
Dr Russell Rook, the co founding father of YourNeighbour says,
“Whereas a lot of the main target of the affect of coronavirus has rightly been on the aged and susceptible, younger persons are going through oblique however important results on their psychological wellbeing, their household’s funds and their schooling and job prospects. The examine exhibits that many have discovered a way of consolation and goal in religion and prayer and have been in a position to navigate among the uncertainty by creating and investing extra intentionally into their non secular lives.”
The survey discovered that younger individuals (46%) have been extra possible than older generations to have prayed extra usually – 35-54 yr olds (28%) and 55+ yr olds (15%), have been additionally extra more likely to have learn the Bible extra usually – 31% (18-34 yr olds) versus 16% (35-54 yr olds) and 65% (55+ yr olds), and have been extra more likely to have attended church extra usually throughout the pandemic 29% (18-34 yr olds) versus 13% (35-54 yr olds) and seven% (55+ yr olds)
Stewart McCulloch, CEO of Stewardship, companions with YourNeighbour for the Give Hope Marketing campaign, provides,
“On this examine we’ve seen that younger individuals haven’t solely engaged with church buildings extra throughout the pandemic however additionally that over one in 4 have been extra like to provide greater than that they had beforehand financially to the work native church buildings are doing to proceed to help the sensible and non secular wants of their communities. By Give Hope we’ve celebrated those that have given their time, funds and expertise by way of native church buildings – significantly the amazingly sacrificial generosity proven by so many over the previous 12 months of this disaster.”
For extra details about the YourNeighbour initiative and Give Hope, together with the vaccine marketing campaign, go to www.yourneighbour.org.