Denver Newsroom, May 1, 2020 / 03:50 pm (CNA).- A segment of Americans say their faith has grown stronger since the coronavirus epidemic began, including 27% of Catholics, though the rise seems most pronounced among those who were already more religious than most, a survey from the Pew Research Center reports.

“The most religious Americans – those who frequently pray and attend services (at least in typical times), and who rate religion as very important to them – are far more likely than others to say their faith has grown stronger as a result of the coronavirus outbreak,” said Pew Research Center research associate Claire Gecewicz in a April 30 post at the center’s blog Fact Tank.

Gecewicz added “the self-reported strengthening of religious faith has been most pronounced within a segment of the public that was already quite religious to begin with.”

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