Survey: Most Americans Aren’t Comfortable Going Back to Religious Services

American Life Survey conducted by American Enterprise Institute (AEI) interviewed a random sample of 3504 adults through online self-administered surveys and phone interviews in May and June 2020. Weighting took place in two stages, first by household selection then by demographics gender, age, education, race, Hispanic ethnicity, division, housing type, and telephone usage. 20% of respondents were receiving unemployment benefits and 35% had their hours reduced. Americans were about as comfortable with attending an in-person church service as they were attending a restaurant and were more comfortable using public transit, going to the movies, or going to a sporting event. Americans had changed their opinion on the government’s role in a pandemic by 20 points. Ensuring public safety went from 78% on March 30 to 58% on June 5. Opions that the government should open business up went from 22% on March 30 to 44% on June 5.

Resource Details

  • Attribution: American Enterprise Institute
  • Theme/Topic: National Perspectives
  • Resource Type: Survey Reports
  • Date: 06/23/2021