Poll: US believers see message of change from God in virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has prompted a majority of American believers to feel that God is telling humanity to change how it lives. That’s according to a new poll by the University of Chicago Divinity School and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll found that 31% of Americans who believe in God feel strongly that the virus is a sign of God telling humanity to change, with the same number feeling that somewhat. Overall, 82% of Americans say they believe in God, and 26% of Americans say their sense of faith or spirituality has grown stronger as a result of the outbreak. Just 1% say it has weakened.