In the News: Spirituality Is Helping Gen Z Get through the Pandemic

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Springtide Research Institute was recently featured by Christianity Today. This article, Spirituality is Helping Gen Z Get Through the Pandemic is reprinted in part below, but we encourage you to visit their site to read the piece in its entirety.

Springtide surveyed 10,274 young people ages 13-25 (Gen Z) and found that experiences of uncertainty were fairly consistent between religious and nonreligious respondents. Of those who identified as “very religious,” 54% reported experiencing uncertainty before, compared to 55% of those who are “not religious at all.”

While these groups may experience uncertainty at the same rates, they don’t experience equally negative consequences. Of the young people who said they have experienced a challenging event in their lives that caused the feeling of being unsettled, uncomfortable, or stressed, only 14% say they are “very religious,” compared to 30% who are “not religious at all.” Though both groups experience uncertainty, very religious young people are not as negatively affected by it.

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