Thanks to Casey Ann for sending me this:
A new Pew Research Center survey on Millennials and religion has found that members of Gen Y are less religiously active than perhaps any generation in American history; but still retain faith in an afterlife and say they pray about the same amount as young people in previous decades.
According to Pew,
“Millennials are significantly more unaffiliated than Generation Xers were at a comparable point in their life cycle (20% in the late 1990s) and twice as unaffiliated as Baby Boomers were as young adults (13% in the late 1970s). Young adults also attend religious services less often than older Americans today. And compared with their elders today, fewer young people say that religion is very important in their lives.”
Interestingly, Pew ties some of these results to Gen Y’s wide acceptance of homosexuality.
In their social and political views, young adults are clearly more accepting than older Americans of homosexuality, more inclined to see evolution as the best explanation of human life and less prone to see Hollywood as threatening their moral values.