Research + News | Topic: Youth

5 Reasons Today’s College Students Are Nothing Like We Were

How can we connect with young people? The first step is understanding them. Read this blog post from Fuller Youth Institute here.

The Culture of Adolescence

George Will writes the following in an opinion piece on Philly.com:

As Penn State historian Gary Cross says, adolescence is being redefined to extend well into the 20s, and the “clustering of rites of passage” into adulthood – marriage, childbearing, permanent employment – “has largely disappeared.”

Read the full article here.

Youth Increasingly Seeking New Salvation

A recent survey shows that Americans under 30 are more likely to reconsider their church’s role – or to simply abandon organized religion altogether. Journalist Jim Hinch reports: “A record one-third of Americans under age 30 are now religiously unaffiliated, according to a recent study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. That’s up from one-quarter just four years ago. There are now more religiously unaffiliated Americans than white evangelical Protestants.”

Read the full report from the Orange County Register here.