Spiritually Remote: How the Pandemic Disrupted America’s Practice of Faith on Mobile
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, U.S. states issued restrictions on social gatherings, forcing houses of worship across the country to shut down. Religious leaders adapted to these restrictions by bringing worship services and rituals online. As a result, mobile apps and streaming platforms became the primary point of connection for many congregations. In this report, we examine how the pandemic has disrupted the way Americans practice their faith on mobile.