Young Americans are less religious and less likely than older age groups to belong to any particular faith…
One out of every four members of the generation born after 1980 and coming of age around 2000 are unaffiliated with any faith, the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life said in a report, “Religion among the Millennials.”
The “Millennial” generation is more unaffiliated than Generation X was at the same point in their lives (20 percent in the late 1990s) and twice as unaffiliated as Baby Boomers (13 percent in the late 1970s), the Pew Forum said.
Those ages 18-29 attend religious services less often than older Americans and are less likely to consider religion as very important in their lives, the report said.
Many young adults say they decided to leave the religion they were raised in without affiliating themselves with a new faith, the survey found.
There’s hope for education in America, after all.