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Tags: Coronavirus | Polls | Religion | prayer | americans | pew research center | god

Pew Poll: Majority of Americans Try to Pray Away Virus

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(Alex Brandon/AP)

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 03:54 PM

Coronavirus has more Americans turning to religion.

In fact, more than half of adults in the United States report to have prayed for the coronavirus pandemic to end, according to a Pew Research Center poll.

Among that group, 86% say they pray daily. And 15% of people who rarely prayed before the pandemic say they engage in the practice now. That is compared with 24% who now pray, even though they never prayed before coronavirus began to spread.

Additionally, about 91% of adults in the United States feel uncomfortable being in crowded parties. Also, 77% say they wouldn't eat out at restaurants. And as the presidential election approaches, this November, 66% of Americans adults say they would feel discomfort having to go to a polling place to vote.

Only 42% of Americans felt uncomfortable going to the grocery store compared to 38 percent who felt discomfort visiting close friends or family members at home.

Coronavirus is also forcing more people to work from home, with about 40 percent of working-age adults teleworking due to fears of being infected. That number is even higher among adults in the same age group with college degrees.

The poll drew was conducted between March 19-24, and drew from a panel of 11,537 people.

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