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How churches are surviving coronavirus during Easter
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Just like everywhere else in the U.S., churches are hurting from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Scott Thumma, the director of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, estimated that 70 to 80 percent of churches are seeing some kind of decrease in financial giving.
For some churches, the decrease could be "significantly down," in large part because they have to implement online giving — which some of their congregants may not be familiar with.
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"Smaller congregations are often filled with older people and they haven't done any of this before," Thumma told FOX Business. "Now, all of a sudden, they have to scan a QR code or click on a link … and these are the people who carry around checks and cash to put in a plate."