Pew Forum study shows mixed picture of millennials’ spirituality

A new comprehensive study released Wednesday by The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life indicates an interesting blend of attitudes and practices by the millennial generation.

Millennials are defined as people born in the 1980s who emerged into adulthood near the year 2000.

Of these Americans in their 20s and early 30s, a far lower degree of specific religious or denominational affiliation is present than previous generations. For example, the study shows that millennials are twice as likely to be unaffiliated as Baby Boomers were at the same age. It also indicates the generation is much more accepting of homosexuality than older generations, more likely to believe in evolution and feel less threatened by popular culture.

There are some striking similarities compared to older generations as twenty-somethings, including the belief in God, regular prayer and Scripture study.

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