America’s Youth Are Religious. They’re Spiritual. But They Don’t Trust Institutions

Mya Jaradat of Deseret News reports that new research from Springtide Research Institute about American youth says they remain highly religious, but their faith practices differ significantly from previous generations. “While they still consider themselves religious or spiritual, they are wary of religious institutions,” Jaradat writes. “And so they are approaching their faith in ways that, to an outside observer, might not look like traditional worship.” Many younger Americans have instead begun to live their faith through service or activism. Josh Packard, the executive director of Springtide Research Institute, said, “The causes they rally around overlap with spiritual concerns; the people who are there with them become their spiritual partners.”

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