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Younger Britons prayed for Boris Johnson and the Tory government MORE than over 55s during pandemic

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Younger Brits prayed for Boris Johnson and the Tory government MORE than over-55s amid coronavirus pandemic

  • A survey found that 29 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds prayed for Boris Johnson
  • The figure was higher among Muslims (44 percent) than among Christians (22 percent)
  • The prayers were attributed in part to Mr Johnson being hospitalized after falling seriously ill from Covid










Almost a third of younger Britons prayed for Boris Johnson and the Tory government during the pandemic – compared to just one in ten over 55s.

A survey found that 29 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds prayed for the prime minister, despite the perception that younger people support the Tories less. The figure was higher among Muslims (44 percent) than among Christians (22 percent).

Graeme Cade, executive vice president of Savanta ComRes, which conducted the poll, attributed the prayers in part to Mr Johnson being hospitalized after falling seriously ill from Covid.

Nearly a third of younger Britons prayed for Boris Johnson and the Tory government during the pandemic – compared to just one in ten people over 55

The findings came as Chancellor Rishi Sunak said he had prayed when he drafted the furlough scheme to protect jobs in March last year. “I have said many prayers,” the practicing Hindu told the Daily Mail.

The study also suggests younger Brits are twice as likely to pray than those over 55, with 37 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds agreeing that prayer played a positive role in society at the height of the pandemic. .

Researchers, who surveyed more than 2,000 people, found that 51 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds prayed at least once a month and 49 percent attended church or religious service. The figures for over-55s were 24 and 16 percent.

A survey found that 29 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds prayed for the prime minister, despite the perception that younger people support the Tories less.  The figure was higher among Muslims (44 percent) than among Christians (22 percent)

A survey found that 29 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds prayed for the prime minister, despite the perception that younger people support the Tories less. The figure was higher among Muslims (44 percent) than among Christians (22 percent)

Experts believe the fear caused by Covid prompted young people to turn to religion. Cade said, “There’s that ironic comment that people find religion on their deathbed. You turn to religion when faced with dire circumstances.

“With Covid there has been an increase in online worship… through online channels and social media. That’s how it happened more often in the world of young people.’

The research was commissioned by the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer, a project to build a 50-meter high arch of one million stones, each representing an answered prayer.

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