Pew Research

Pew: “90% of religious adherents who currently watch services online or on TV said they are at least ‘somewhat’ satisfied with the experience”

"More than half of the group, 54%, indicated that they were 'very' satisfied while 37% said they were 'somewhat' satisfied.... most online worshipers said as soon as the pandemic is over they plan to return to in-person religious services ....Some 92% of this group said they expect to attend physical services at least as often as they did pre-pandemic." - C.Post

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Pew: 79% of U.S. adults say “houses of worship should be required to follow the same rules about social distancing and large gatherings as other organizations or businesses in their local area.”

"Among U.S. Christians, about three-quarters say churches should be subject to the same rules as other businesses. Evangelical Protestants express the most support for giving houses of worship more flexibility, but even in this group, a 62% majority says houses of worship should be held to the same standards as other businesses and organizations" - Pew

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New from Pew: “Four-in-ten Americans perceive conflict between their religious beliefs and mainstream culture”

"The survey also shows, however, that Christians are somewhat more likely to think their religion’s perceived decline in influence is a temporary, rather than permanent, change. In addition, just one-in-five U.S. Christians, including a third of white evangelical Protestants, see themselves as members of a minority group because of their religious beliefs.

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New from Pew: “45% of people who attend services at least a few times a year are ‘unsure’ of their clergy’s partisan leanings”

"When politics does come up from the pulpit, a majority of those in the pews (62%) say they agree with their leaders. The political overlap is particularly strong among evangelical Protestants, three-quarters of whom (76%) say they agree with their pastor’s political opinions, the survey found." - Christianity Today

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Pew: Black Protestants, Evangelicals Top Rankings for Longest Sermons

"...an analysis by the Pew Research Center—billed as the first of its kind—of 49,719 sermons delivered in April and May that were shared online by 6,431 churches. Pew described its research as 'the most exhaustive attempt to date to catalogue and analyze American religious sermons.'" - Christianity Today

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