Friday, May 29, 2015

Why Are Religious Organizations Losing Their Teenagers?

Religious organisations are losing their teenagers, according to a new report. Teens and young adults from the Millennial generation are not only less religious than previous generations, they are less spiritual as well, the study warns. The exceptions are the black communities and political conservatives.

The report challenges the received wisdom that Millennials, who followed Generation X, remain interested in a spiritual dimension even when they have rejected organised religion.

They are instead more likely to be part of the emerging "nones" group, identifying with others who write "none" on surveys and forms when asked to state their religion.

The study shows that Millennials have less approval of religious organisations than previous generations, are less likely to say that religion is important in their lives, are less spiritual and spend less time praying or meditating. Keep reading

Also see
Generational and Time Period Differences in American Adolescents’ Religious Orientation, 1966–2014
Millennials Are the Most Selfish, 'Least Religious Generation' in Nation's History, Study Finds
Why more young women than ever before are skipping church

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