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What primarily causes you to feel lonely during Sunday Mass?

Jun 5th 2013

  • Seeing other couples and families - 25.4%
  • Not being able to share mass with a significant other - 31.3%
  • Not being able to go with a friend - 2.4%
  • Not feeling part of the parish community - 8.4%
  • I rarely feel lonely at mass - 32.6%

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June 8th, 2015 - Den-948168 said:

I dont feel lonely at mass. Thats my time with God.

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May 5th, 2015 - Elynne-747744 said:

The Sign of Peace can be lonely; there's always that little pause where couples turn to kiss one another and families hug it out while you're left alone waiting for lukewarm handshakes from strangers. I've learned to use that time to say a quiet "peace" for family and friends who aren't with me or to thank God for the love of faith-filled couples and families in the parish.

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March 10th, 2015 - Mary-1166733 said:

As a widow; I long to have a husband to attend Mass with. I sometimes feel lonely when I see a married couple sitting close together and he has his arm around her shoulders or they hold hands during Mass. Mary

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Poll Demographics

Seeing other couples and families (382 votes)
Overall Response
25.2%
Men
24.0%
Women
26.1%
18-25 yr olds
22.9%
26-35 yr olds
29.0%
36-50 yr olds
31.1%
51+ yr olds
19.4%
Not being able to share mass with a significant other (485 votes)
Overall Response
32.0%
Men
36.8%
Women
28.1%
18-25 yr olds
40.0%
26-35 yr olds
31.2%
36-50 yr olds
29.6%
51+ yr olds
33.6%
Not being able to go with a friend (34 votes)
Overall Response
2.2%
Men
1.9%
Women
2.5%
18-25 yr olds
0.0%
26-35 yr olds
4.0%
36-50 yr olds
2.1%
51+ yr olds
1.6%
Not feeling part of the parish community (137 votes)
Overall Response
9.0%
Men
7.9%
Women
9.9%
18-25 yr olds
8.6%
26-35 yr olds
9.0%
36-50 yr olds
8.0%
51+ yr olds
9.8%
I rarely feel lonely at mass (479 votes)
Overall Response
31.6%
Men
29.4%
Women
33.3%
18-25 yr olds
28.6%
26-35 yr olds
26.9%
36-50 yr olds
29.2%
51+ yr olds
35.6%