GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Millennials And Religion Statistics [Fresh Research]

With sources from: prri.org, barna.com, news.gallup.com, pewresearch.org and many more

In this post, we explore a comprehensive set of statistics regarding millennials and their relationship with religion. From the percentage that have left the church to those who pray daily, these data points shed light on the evolving attitudes and beliefs within this demographic. Stay tuned as we delve into the numbers that define millennials’ perspectives on religion.

Statistic 1

"49% of millennials have left the church at some point in their lives,"

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Statistic 2

"Just 42% of millennials say religion is very important in their lives,"

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Statistic 3

"64% of millennials believe in God or a higher power. The figure is down six points from the previous year,"

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Statistic 4

"35% of millennials are confident in organized religion,"

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"44% of millennials say they pray at least daily,"

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"Roughly three-in-ten Millennials (27%) say they attend religious services at least once or twice a month,"

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"Only 41% of Millennials attend church or another place of worship on a weekly basis,"

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Statistic 8

"Approximately 38% of millennials self-identify as Christians,"

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"Some 38% of younger Millennials (those born 1990–1996) describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated,"

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Statistic 10

"11% of Millennials believe in a God described in the Bible,"

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"47% of younger millennials (those born between 1990 and 1996) say it is more acceptable to become less observant religiously,"

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Statistic 12

"Among American millennials, 10% practices meditation as a form of religious, spiritual or personal growth activity,"

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Interpretation

Millennials are displaying a shifting attitude towards religion, as evidenced by the various statistics presented. While a significant percentage have left the church at some point in their lives and only a minority view religion as very important, a majority still believe in a higher power. Confidence in organized religion is low, with a significant portion of millennials being religiously unaffiliated. Despite this, a notable portion pray daily and attend religious services occasionally, showing a complex relationship with organized religion. This generational cohort also exhibits a diverse range of spiritual practices, such as meditation, indicating a broadening understanding of spirituality beyond traditional religious frameworks.

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