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

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

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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.

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Sam Kestenbaum

Sam Kestenbaum is a contributing editor and former staff writer for the Forward. Before this, he worked for The New York Times and newsrooms in Sana, Ramallah and Beijing. Contact him at kestenbaum@forward.com and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbaum and on Instagram at @skestenbaum.

New Poll: Non-Religious Still Pray And Think God Hears

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