It seems possible that one of the most important results of the spiritual absenteeism of American parents in the item directly above can be seen in the results of a new survey, which finds that American teenagers who say they definitely believe in God or a higher power declined from 54% to 37% between 1984 and 2008, while the percentage of atheists rose from 6% to 16%. The percentage of teenagers uncertain about God remained stable at 31%.
Sociologist Reginald Bibby suggests that a drop-off in religious feeling among Baby Boomers is the likely reason.
– Source: The National Post, 04/07/09.
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