A new poll shows that ten out four believe that the Coronavirus pandemic is a sign and a wakeup call for the coming of God’s judgment.
The poll which was conducted by McLaughlin & Associates for The Joshua Fund, a Christian ministry that in Israel, contained some questions in the survey on faith and pandemic which asked that “Do you see the global coronavirus pandemic and economic meltdown.” as “signs of coming judgment” or “a wake-up call for us to turn back to faith in God?”
The poll had 1,000 likely voters between March 23-26 says 44 percent of likely voters picked one or the other or chose both. Twenty-two percent said “both,” 17 percent said it was a wake-up call, 5 percent said it was a sign of coming judgment and 29 percent of likely voters agreed that “the coronavirus pandemic and global economic meltdown are evidence that we are living in what the Bible calls the ‘last days.” While fifty-six disagreed.
The founder of The Joshua Fund, Joel C. Rosenberg called the results “stunning.”
“This survey provides a fascinating window into how Americans see the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is dramatically increasing their interest in spiritual matters,” he said.
The survey asked non-Christians if the global pandemic has caused them to “have more interest in God and spiritual matters.” Although 63 percent said it had not, others said it had.
Here is the analysis:
7 percent of non-Christians said they “have started reading the Bible, even though I usually don’t.”
8 percent of non-Christians said they are “having more spiritual conversations with family and friends.”
5 percent of non-Christians said they have searched online to learn more about Bible prophecy.
2 percent of non-Christians said they “have started listening to Bible teaching and/or Christian sermons online, even though I usually don’t.”
Many Christians also have seen their interest in matters of faith increase.
14 percent of Christians said they’re “reading the Bible more than ever before.”
16 percent of Christians said they’re “listening/watching Bible teaching and Christian sermons online since I cannot go to church.”
10 percent said they’re “searching online to learn more about Bible prophecy and God’s plan for the future of mankind.”
“These are no ordinary times,” Rosenberg said. “Americans in near full lockdown are anxious, and understandably so. Yet millions are turning to God, the Bible and Christian sermons for answers, some of them for the first time. That may be the most important silver lining in this crisis so far.”