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People Who Say They Aren’t Religious Still Pray — And Think God Hears Them

Just over half of all adults in the United Kingdom pray, even those who say they’re not religious, a new poll shows.

One in five adults who say they’re not religious still pray — and half of those say they think God hears their prayers.

A poll done by Christian aid agency, Tearfund, found that personal crisis or tragedy is the most common reason for praying among non-believers. Half of those who pray believe “God hears their prayers,” according to a Guardian report.

“Personal crisis or tragedy” is the most common reason for praying, with one in four saying they pray “to gain comfort or feel less lonely,” according to the Guardian.

Email Sam Kestenbaum at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbaum

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