Coronavirus Inspires Many to Seek Religion for Answers

With the coronavirus pandemic causing unprecedented economic distress in the US and around the world, a new national poll provides an interesting look at how Americans are viewing the crisis and how it is altering their spiritual habits and interest in the Bible.

44% of Americans polled said they see the global coronavirus pandemic and economic meltdown as a wake-up call for us to turn back to faith in God.  22% of non-Christians polled said the crisis is causing them to start reading the Bible and listen to Bible teaching and Christian sermons online.

WGRT spoke with Dr. Thomas Seppo, leader of Operation Transformation, our local coordinating organization for local churches.  Seppo told us that while local churches have closed their sanctuaries to public services, they are seeing significant interest in the live-streaming of religious services as well as a dramatic increase in the interest in finding new ways to worship and pray.  Seppo went on to say, that often the greatest challenges provide even greater opportunities.  To learn more about what the faith community is doing during this pandemic, visit

Reporting for WGRT – Marty Doorn