Hans Plate commissioned a series of marketing research on the impact of the pandemic on Catholic living – and what he found surprised him. While many numbers are down in some areas, there’s a burst of improvement from surprising new places! Find out why he’s excited for the future of the Church, and the proof of the Holy Spirit hard at work within the hearts of humanity.
MEET HANS PLATE
Hans Plate is the Founder and President of Vinea Research. With more than 25 years of experience providing professional market research to industry-leading companies such as Pfizer and Medtronic, Hans felt compelled to apply proven business-based research methods in service to the Church. Combining his market research expertise with his devout Catholic beliefs, Hans leads a team at Vinea Research to provide high-caliber, action-oriented market research to parishes, Church leadership, apostolates, and advocacy groups. Hans resides in northeast Maryland with his wife and five daughters.
ABOUT VINEA RESEARCH
Vinea Research is a Catholic market research firm that conducts quantitative and qualitative research to provide real data and insights to help parishes, apostolates, and ministries better understand the people they serve. In a new study that analyzed the effects of the pandemic on Catholic individuals, their faith lives, parishes, and future intentions, results included both positive and negative outcomes. One of the significant negative outcomes being that Mass attendance has decreased and is not expected to be back to pre-pandemic levels by the summer of 2022. A positive outcome indicated that nearly half of Catholics surveyed stated that their overall faith in God is better, reporting increased levels of gratitude.
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