The Most Religiously Diverse Generation in Our Culture’s History
Raised by post-church boomers, or by children of boomers, it should come as no surprise that the so-called “Millennials” are hazy, to say the least, about all things religious. Here is an interesting story in USA Today about it.
Here is a snippet from the story:
Key findings in the phone survey, conducted in August and released today:
•65% rarely or never pray with others, and 38% almost never pray by themselves either.
•65% rarely or never attend worship services.
•67% don’t read the Bible or sacred texts.
Many are unsure Jesus is the only path to heaven: Half say yes, half no.
Here is the more complete report directly from LifeWay. LifeWay reports:
“Millennials are the most religiously diverse generation in our culture’s history,” Rainer said. “Unsure of the afterlife and the life of Jesus, Millennials present the church with a great opportunity to engage them in conversations dealing with the nature of truth and its authority as God.”
Here are a couple of charts from the story: