Religious Communication in Times COVID-19: Psycholinguistic Markers

Keywords: coronavirus, psycholinguistic markers, religion, communications.


The Covid-19 pandemic affected religious life and communications. Most churches are forced to go online to communicate with believers. Many believers turn to religion for guidance on spirituality and religious life in quarantine. We analyzed church news headlines in Ukraine during Covid-19 to identify psycholinguistic markers of religious communications. We used computer software Statistica 12 and Linguistic research and the number of words (LIWC 2015) for the analysis. Among all categories of stylistic words in the processed headings prepositions, conjunctions and pronouns are dominate. The words «coronavirus», «pandemic» and «spread» are most often used in all the headlines and in all denominations. Churches in Ukraine pursue an educational policy on Covid to preserve the health of believers.


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Kostruba, N. (2020). Religious Communication in Times COVID-19: Psycholinguistic Markers. Psycholinguistics in a Modern World, 15, 137-141.