Can social media connect us to God?
Despite having a bad rap, social media can create a rich faith community and deeper spiritual life, says this writer.

"The fact that many Catholics have replaced giving up sweets for Lent with giving up Facebook is a strong indicator of how we demonize technology rather than our relationship to it," says writer Molly Jo Rose. "But the truth is social media and the internet are not the work of the devil."

Do you agree? Read the rest of the essay at uscatholic.org/survey

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1. I use Facebook.
2. I use Instagram.
3. I use Twitter.
4. I listen to podcasts.
5. My favorite social media platform is:
6. I use social media to connect with my faith.
7. I follow Catholic thinkers or celebrities on social media.
8. I use social media to connect with people I would not know otherwise.
9. Social media makes me feel closer to God.
10. I think more churches need a stronger social media presence.
11. Social media distracts from real life.
12. Religion and faith should not be discussed on social media.
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