Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion: Youth and by Giuseppe Giordan

By Giuseppe Giordan

The aim of the yearly evaluate of the Sociology of faith (ARSR) is to enquire the "new" function of faith within the modern international, that is characterised by way of cultural pluralism and spiritual individualism. it's the objective of the ARSR to mix diversified equipment in the social medical learn of faith. The ARSR employs an interdisciplinary and comparative technique at a global point, to explain and interpret the complexity of non secular phenomena inside diversified geopolitical events, highlighting similarities and discontinuities. facing a unmarried subject in every one quantity, the ARSR intends to take on the connection among the practices and the dynamics of way of life and the various religions and spiritualities, in the framework of the post-secular society. This quantity provides the spiritual and religious lifetime of the younger: an ever new and intricate international which highlights the alterations which are taking place within the box of faith commonly. With an outlook that's opened to numerous overseas contexts, its chapters supply an image of the present scenario among faith and the younger, suggesting attainable destiny traits.

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Those who declared No Religion have increased from 12 to 32 percent (Bibby 2009: 176). If there had been a surge of youth membership in newer evangelic Protestant denominations in the 1990s and 2000, this interest has seemingly petered away with the Millennials. Teens in the North, British Columbia, and Alberta have remained more likely to report themselves as No Religion—much like the adults youth, spirituality, and religion in canada and quebec 45 Table 11. Religion Identification of Teens: 1984–2008 Roman Catholic Outside Quebec Quebec Protestant United Anglican Baptist Lutheran Pentecostal Presbyterian Other/Unspecified Orthodox Christian, unspecified Other Faiths Islam Buddhism Judaism Hinduism Sikhism Aboriginal Spirituality Other/Unspecified None 1984 1992 2000 2008 50 29 21 35 10 8 3 2 2 2 8 – – 3 <1 <1 1 <1 <1 <1 2 12 41 24 17 28 4 5 2 1 1 1 13 1 – 10 1 1 1 <1 <1 <1 5 21 39 23 16 22 3 3 2 1 1 1 11 1 – 14 3 2 2 1 1 1 4 25 32 23 9 13 1 2 1 1 1 1 6 2 3 16 5 3 2 2 2 2 2 32 Source: Bibby 2009: 176.

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On the question of the existence of a transcendental order to the universe, 86 percent reported that they believed in one—proportionately lower among youth (81 percent) and higher in the older age ranges (Bibby 2002: 178). In terms of morality, in 2001, both teenagers and grandparents revealed the least relativistic stance, both at 65 percent, versus parents and young adults at 72 percent. 16 percent of teenagers perceived religion as a basis for their moral outlook, compared with 26 percent of grandparents (Bibby 2002: 217).

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