Churchgoers seek a connection to God. But a survey by Addictions.com puts a new twist on what constitutes a “higher power” in the pews.
The website — dedicated to helping people with substance abuse — recently conducted a nonscientific, online survey on drugs and church with responses from more than 1,000 people who said they “regularly use drugs.”
Among the findings:
• More than 3 percent of Protestants responding to the survey said they’ve bought “illicit substances at their place of worship.”
• Roughly one in five Catholics relayed being “high” at mass “at least once.”
• Catholics and Protestants were found “more likely to have used marijuana” than atheists.
• But agnostics — those not sure whether there’s a God — reported the most drug use.
The stated goal of the survey: raise awareness about the help available for addictions.
Another survey is planned on other faiths, including Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.
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