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Spirituality During Lockdown – Christian Aid poll

During the COVID-19 crisis Christian Aid commissioned Savanta ComRes to conduct research among a nationally representative sample of British adults in order to:

  • To gauge any changes in religious practice during the lockdown;
  • To explore whether engagement in spiritual activities has increased since the lockdown;
  • To better understand the extent to which the current crisis may contribute to changing religious beliefs and spiritual habits in the long term.
  • A quarter of British adults say they have prayed for an end to the COVID-19 crisis (26%). An equal proportion say they have prayed for people working on the COVID-19 frontline and other key workers since the COVID-19 lockdown (26%).
  • Half (47%) of British adults say they plan to spend more time with family and friends than they used to once the lockdown is lifted, while a similar proportion (46%) say they plan to do the same amount of this as they used to.

Date Published: 10/05/2020

Categories: Faith | GB | Public and communities | Social

Client: Christian Aid


Savanta ComRes interviewed 2,025 British adults aged 18+ online between 1st and 3rd May 2020. Data were weighted to be nationally representative of all GB adults by key demographic characteristics including age, gender, region and social grade. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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