Generation X More Loyal To Religion Than Previous Generation
Research published this
week reveals a surprising trend among the American Generation X—the
group who came of age in the late 1980s and 1990s and are known for
their rejection of all things conventional. It appears that in
comparison to the Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers are significantly more loyal to
Scientists analyzed survey responses from more than 37,000 people between the years 1973 to
2006. Their results are published in The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. They found that Boomers are 40 to 50 percent more likely to abandon their religious faith, than Gen-Xers.
Interesting to note, from those surveyed, the number of Americans with no religious
affiliation doubled in the 1990s and continues to increase through the
first decade of this century.
(I didn't want to take the whole article and left out the proposed explanations so that people will go check out the site if they want to)
) guess at some explanations that sound far fetched but I'm not a member so I can't see the raw data.