Churchgoers just as tech-savvy as non-churchgoers

When you think of tech-savvy people, do the ones you see in your church each week come to mind? According to a new study by the Pew Research team, committed churchgoers are ”just as likely as others to use the internet, have broadband at home, use cell phones, use text messaging, and use social networking sites and Twitter.”

While some religious segments no doubt shy away from connecting with the “outside world” in every way, by and large, religiously active people are just as likely, if not more likely, to utilize technology to dialogue and spread messages to others about what they believe in than non-religiously active people.

Here’s a few interesting facts about religiously active Americans:

  • 79% are internet users, compared with 75% of those not involved with religious groups.
  • 86% are cell phone users, compared with 80% of those not involved with religious groups.
  • 75% are email users, compared with 68% of those who are not involved with religious groups.
  • 46% use social networking sites such as Facebook, compared with 49% of those who are not involved with religious groups.
  • 9% use Twitter, compared with 10% of those not involved with religious groups.

More believers are engaging with others through web and mobile technology. How are you leveraging this reality to connect with more people and build community with them?

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Posted by Steve Caton on Jan 21, 2012, 1:06:41 AM