Survey: Religiosity seems to be 'buffer' against some pandemic stresses

by Kurt Jensen, Catholic News Service  |  06/02/2021  |  

The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on participation in religious services just as it did on workplaces, but a new survey indicates strong emotional resilience from those who consider their faith vital to their existence.

Both before and during the pandemic, fewer than 30% of participants reported that they shared problems with others in their congregation either fairly or very often.

More than 90% of those surveyed agreed that anyone with a mental health disorder should be welcomed in their faith community.

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