A new study found that young people in the US are experiencing an increase in faith amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it also showed that there are heightened levels of loneliness and isolation as Americans practice social distancing.
According to the study, “Belonging: Reconnecting America’s Loneliest Generation,” by the Springtide Research Institute, 35% of those surveyed answered that they are having a closer relationship with God and 46% revealed that they are developing new religious practices, reports Crux Now.
We need to reach out to them and support them during this time, and even beyond this time of social distancing, as its impact will certainly be felt for years to come. —Paul Jarzembowski, Assistant Director of the Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the USCCB