New Pew Research: Religion Among the Millennials


Religion Among the Millennials: Less Religiously Active Than Older Americans, But Fairly Traditional In Other Ways

The Pew Research Center has issued a report on “Religion Among the Millennials” – those born after 1980 and coming of age around the year 2000.  Here is the synopsis from a post announcing the report:

By some key measures, Americans ages 18 to 29 are considerably less religious than older Americans. Fewer young adults belong to any particular faith than older people do today. They also are less likely to be affiliated than their parents’ and grandparents’ generations were when they were young. Fully one-in-four members of the Millennial generation — so called because they were born after 1980 and began to come of age around the year 2000 — are unaffiliated with any particular faith.

You may read the full report here. The following are links to report sections and the full document in PDF form.

Introduction and Overview
Religious Affiliation
Worship Attendance
Other Religious Practices
Religious Attitudes and Beliefs
Social and Culture War Issues
More Information

Download the appendix (1-page PDF)
Download the full report (29-page PDF)

This is just a portion of their research on Millenials.

2 thoughts on “New Pew Research: Religion Among the Millennials”

  1. But what was even more interesting I think, is what the NYTimes highlighted from this study – that while my generation is less inclined to be involved in organized religion than ever before – we are also extremely spiritually inclined – much more than Generation X.

    Maybe we can convince Millenials that Unitarian Universalism provides that spiritual home they’re looking for – and then actually provide it.

    (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/20/opinion/20blow.html?scp=3&sq=spiritual&st=cse)

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