5 Reasons Young People Are Indifferent or Outright Antagonistic Toward Religion

They don’t feel the need to attend church as their parents and grandparents did. Millennials are less religiously active than almost any other living generation. According to a recent Pew Research Center report, nearly 30% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 33 say they are not affiliated with any religion. Only 58% say they are “absolutely certain” God exists. Pew’s previous and slightly larger study on Millennials (2010) offered data just as telling. Young people attend religious services less often than older Americans today, and compared with their elders, fewer young people say religion is important to their lives. A LifeWay survey reported similarly: more than 65% of Millennials rarely or never pray with others, attend worship services, or read sacred texts. So why has this change taken place? Why don’t Millennials (and many others) feel the need to attend church as their parents and grandparents did? Here […] Read More