Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2021 / 12:37 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Americans are more likely than people in other developed countries to say their faith has strengthened during the pandemic, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
The survey, published on Wednesday, found that while more than two-thirds of Americans (68%) said their faith “has not changed much” during the coronavirus pandemic, almost one-third of Americans (28%) said their faith has grown stronger because of the pandemic.
Americans were more likely than citizens of other developed countries to say their faith has strengthened.
In Spain, only 16% of respondents said their faith had grown stronger because of the pandemic, while Italy and Canada followed at 15% and 13%, respectively. Only 3% of respondents in Sweden said their faith has grown stronger, and only 2% answered this way in Denmark.
Religious adherence played a role in the answers, Pew noted. Those identifying as religious were more likely to say that their faith has been strengthened than those who did not identify as religious.