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Figure 6b: Breakdown of Faith in Social Media respondents’ faith-related social media activity  

The  following  question  built  on  this  further  with  more  specific  probing  about  social   media  usage  in  connection  with  church  meetings  or  other  Christian  gatherings.     Given  the  relatively  recent  innovation  and  availability  of  live  video  streaming  services   such  as  Periscope  and  Meerkat  (and  Facebook  Live,  which  was  not  widely  available   when  the  survey  launched  in  January  2016),  it  was  interesting  to  note  that  nearly  a   third  of  respondents  had  used  this  technology,  less  than  four  percentage  points  behind   the  much  more  established  process  of  live-­‐tweeting  –  providing  regular  ‘live’  text   updates  from  an  event.  Nearly  a  half  of  respondents  had,  at  some  point,  filmed  video   of  Christian  activities  to  post  online  at  a  later  juncture.  A  quarter  of  respondents   indicated  that  they  took  and  shared  photos  of  Christian  meetings  ‘often’,  with  roughly   a  third  saying  that  they  ‘never’  or  ‘rarely’  did  this.     Nearly  half  of  respondents  felt  that  they  ‘often’  or  ‘sometimes’  summarised  the   content  of  Christian  events  (for  example,  the  content  of  the  sermon),  while  more  than   60%  expressed  that  they  used  social  media  to  express  their  opinion  on  the  content  (eg   ‘it  was  a  good  sermon’).    

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Putting Your Faith in Social Media  

Research findings regarding the social media expression of people of faith. By David Giles, Web and Social Media Manager at The Salvation Ar...

Putting Your Faith in Social Media  

Research findings regarding the social media expression of people of faith. By David Giles, Web and Social Media Manager at The Salvation Ar...