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Poll: Two-thirds use web to look for religion


(RNS) Nearly two-thirds of American adults with Internet access have used it for spiritual or faith-related reasons, according to a recent study by the Pew Internet and American Life project.

The study found that one-third of U.S. Internet users have sent or received email with religious content or spiritual greeting cards, or go online to read current religion news. Others look for information about religious services and holidays.

Half of the online faithful said they attend church at least once a week and 33 percent describe themselves as evangelicals. Most 69 percent said they use the Internet for personal spiritual growth, not for work related to their places of worship.