A new survey by Sevanta ComRes suggests that one third of UK adults pray and attend church regularly. The percentage is higher for young people of whom half say they pray once a month and almost as many of now attend church too.
Maybe it is the result of living through a pandemic, but this survey suggests a growing interest in spirituality among the young. Richard Gamble, founder of the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer, says, “Despite the narrative that the UK is a growing secular society, it is becoming increasingly clear that there is actually a growing spirituality in the nation. If younger generations are exploring faith and spirituality online and in non-traditional ways it shouldn’t be a matter of debate, but should be encouraged and embraced.” The survey also revealed that young people were more likely than other age groups to believe their prayers will be answered, with 38% of 18-34 year olds believing in answered prayer, compared with 22% of those 55 and over. Gamble continues, “Many are now discovering that prayer is not a response of last resort but a conversation with God. Different faiths have different perspectives of God as a higher being, but Christianity teaches that God is a relational being who listens to our prayers and answers those prayers, sometimes in ways we could never have anticipated.
Read the full survey results here https://www.eternalwall.org.uk/uploads/files/NEW_POLL_REVEALS.pdf