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The meaning of life: Australians praying more during COVID-19 – Sydney Morning Herald

Researchers have found that Australians are praying more despite the closure of places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic.

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“It reminded us our faith is also our responsibility and not just the responsibility of the minister in our church,” she said. “We needed to be proactive in talking to God.”
Andrew, Lucy, William, Katie and Eleanor Stringer.Credit:Steven Siewert
Social researcher Mark McCrindle surveyed 1002 people between July 24 and 28 and found more than a third (35 per cent) said they were praying more and 41 per cent were thinking about God more. A quarter said they were reading the Bible more.
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