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Complex scene for spiritual teens

Posted by Jordan Grantham on 9 October 2018

 

By Andrew Singleton, Anna Halahoff, Gary D Bouma & Mary Lou Rasmussen

 

The 2016 Census suggested about a third of Australian teens had no religion. But ask a teenager themselves about religion, rather than the parent or guardian filling in the census form, and the picture is slightly different.

According to our new national survey, at least half of teens say they are "religious nones" - those who do not identify with a religion or religious group. Digging deeper, we found a more complicated picture of faith and spirituality among young Australians. Most Gen Z teens have little to do with organised religion in their personal lives, while a significant proportion are interested in different ways of being spiritual.

 

Read more at The Conversation

 

Author: Jordan Grantham
About: Communications Manager, Lasallian Mission Council, DLS District of ANZPPNG.
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