1 in 3 Aussies Thinking More About God After COVID-19 – Hope 103.2

1 in 3 Aussies Thinking More About God After COVID-19

The research also found Australians are valuing local community more than they did before the pandemic, and they see church as a key element.

Listen: Katrina Roe speaks with Mark McCrindle about new research that found Australians are thinking more about God

By Katrina RoeWednesday 3 Nov 2021Hope MorningsCultureReading Time: 1 minute

COVID-19 has changed all of our lives and one of those ways is that it has led people to think more about God and spiritual things.

New research by McCrindle found one in three Aussies are thinking more about God as a result of the pandemic.

They found 28 per cent of people have prayed more and almost half of all Australians have thought more about the meaning of life and their own mortality.

The research also found Australians are valuing local community more than they did before the pandemic, and they see church as a key element of that.

Of those surveyed, 46 per cent agreed local churches are making a difference in their local community and a surprising number – 67 per cent – said they would attend church if personally invited by a friend or family member.

Mark McCrindle said the data is worth reflecting on.

“In this seemingly secular era, where the church is perceived by many commentators to be on the decline and culturally outdated, almost half of all young adults invited to a church service by a friend or family member would be very likely attend,” he said.

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Listen to Mark McCrindle’s full analysis of the research about how the pandemic has got people thinking more about God in the player above.