All posts tagged: young adults

Lockdowns: Young adults experiencing high levels of psychological distress

Despite the COVID death rates for people between the ages of 18-29 being extremely low ranging from .003% to .013%, (a fraction of a percentage), the same can’t be said for the lockdowns. According to a recent poll by Pew, nearly a third of young adult Americans are “experiencing high levels of ‘psychological distress'” and it’s due primarily to the lockdowns, not COVID.

POLL: Are young people secretly turning to God online?

According to a remarkable poll conducted on behalf of Religion Media Center over 50% of young people between the ages of 18 to 24 are watching online Church services during the COVID pandemic. Online services can be viewed on several social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook in the privacy of a person’s home. The poll was conducted by Savanta ComRes of 2,244 young adults in Britain between July 31 and August 3, 2020. The survey also revealed 45% of those aged between 18 and 24 and 49% of those aged between 25 and 34 had prayed in July. But what is equally significant is that by August the number praying had climbed to 55%. Rev Dr Peter Phillips, the director of the Centre for Digital Religion based in Durham, England, called the numbers staggering and added he was shocked by the results. And what can’t be understated is that while similar polls showed that older people’s interest in online church services waned as the pandemic went on, the same is not happening with …