BuzzFeed: Poll shows some religious Americans are still congregating during pandemic

In recent weeks, many congregations have switched to online worship in response to concerns that the gatherings could spread the coronavirus. But some churches have decided to continue holding services in spite of the pandemic concerns.

Nearly one in five United States adults who consider themselves religious are still attending worship services amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, according to a newly released poll. The poll was conducted March 23-25 by three political scientists, including Andrew Lewis of the University of Cincinnati.

The researchers found that while 88% of respondents said that their house of worship canceled services or was closed, 17% were still attending in-person services of some kind, as reported by Buzzfeed News.

The results of the poll also appeared in The Christian Post.

Featured image of person attending church service/Unsplash/Tyler Callahan

/University Release. View in full here.