A new survey has revealed that one in four non-believers pray when faced with hard times – despite insisting they are not religious.
Interestingly, for atheists and agnostics, personal crisis or tragedy is the most popular reason for them to turn to prayer, with a quarter admitting they pray for comfort or to feel less lonely.
In the past 35 years between 1980-2015, church attendance in the Great Britain has dropped from 6.5 million to just over 3 million, according to the Faith Survey website.
However, more than half of all adults in the UK pray regularly despite only one in three praying in a place of worship, according to a poll carried out by ComRes on behalf of the Christian aid agency, Tearfund.
A third of people pray in the morning or before they go to sleep. People are also increasingly likely to solicit support from God while cooking or exercising.
And one in five pray while doing household chores while 15 per cent pray while they commute.
These are hopeful statistics considering that many now class the U.K as a lost cause where faith matters are concerned.
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