More than HALF of young people are praying online during pandemic

More than HALF of young people are praying online during pandemic: 'Staggering' new figures show 18-24-year-olds are most likely to turn to God in lockdown The poll shows that 'staggering' numbers of 18-24 year old's been turning to god Rev Dr Peter Phillips, told a recent webinar he was 'shocked' by the high take-up Survey interviewed 2,244 adults aged 18-plus online between July 31- August 3

By Joe Middleton For Mailonline

Published: 13:21 BST, 12 August 2020 | Updated: 13:21 BST, 12 August 2020

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More than half of young people have been praying online during the pandemic, new figures have revealed.

The poll showed that 'staggering' numbers of 18-24 year old's been turning to god during the lockdown after places of worship were forced to close to help curb the pandemic.

Online services streamed on social media platforms such as YouTube have become normalised and are being increasingly utilised to help communities stay connected even if you can't meet up face-to-face.

Rev Dr Peter Phillips, director of the Centre for Digital Religion at Durham University, told a recent webinar he was 'shocked' by the high take-up of online services by young people.

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