Title

Nearly A Fifth Of Religious Americans Say They Are Still Attending Services, Despite The Coronavirus Pandemic: Seventeen percent of respondents to a recent poll said they were still attending worship services in person.

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

3-27-2020

Capture Date

4-30-2020

URL

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/coronavirus-church-goers-services-poll-us

Abstract

This article centers around a recent national survey conducted by political scientists which found that despite COVID-19 and the varying stay-at-home orders, many places of worship were still holding in-person services. The survey was conducted by political scientists from Eastern Illinois University, Denison University, and the University of Cincinnati. The survey found that 22% of those who responded said that the COVID-19 virus was used as encouragement to attend places of worship. The article gives the results of the survey, in addition to discussing the national events and controversy around places of worship being closed.

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