Posts Tagged ‘Gen Z’

God is trending

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Kyle Winkler, co-creator of an Instagram meme account called “I Need God In Every Moment Of My Life,” says that Catholicism and Christianity are gaining interest from unexpected sources. He believes the pattern is partly a reaction against the stigma toward religion in older generations, with gen Z now able to customise their belief systems Read more

God lover Kyle: edgy internet Catholicism

Monday, June 12th, 2023

A person named Hugo Byrnes, who goes by the online name God-lover Kyle, has become a notable advocate for Christianity in the digital world. He is the co-creator of the Instagram meme account called “I Need God In Every Moment Of My Life.” Byrnes has observed that there is growing curiosity about Catholicism and Christianity. Read more

TikTok faith

Monday, November 14th, 2022

The news is good, bad and ugly for Gen Z Catholics (born in the 1990s and early 2000s) in Australia, as spiritual openness leads young people towards the uncensored whirlwind of TikTok. Young Catholics are left with the two-edged sword of an exciting increase in the exploration of faith amongst peers, mixed with the risks Read more

New study finds values gap between Gen Z and religious institutions

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

A new study found that Generation Z Americans — defined as those age 13-25 — increasingly distanced themselves from religious institutions like churches, mosques or synagogues in 2020, finding spirituality instead in practices like tarot card readings and sharing fears and musings in online spaces like Tik Tok. Half of the more than 10,000 young Read more

Gen Z lost touch with faith communities during pandemic but kept the faith

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
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Researchers are warning religious leaders, teachers and parents there isn’t going to be a simple “back to normal” approach for young people after the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather, we should all be looking for ways to help them experience “the new normal.” That’s the argument from Springtide Research Institute, which surveyed 2,500 members of Generation Z Read more

Forget millennials. How will churches reach Generation Z?

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
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For the last decade, church experts have been wrestling over the best ways to reach and retain “millennials,” which is a phrase the describes individuals born from the early 1980s through the mid-1990s. Data shows that many millennials leave the church during their college years, and some never return. The fastest-growing religious identifier among this generation is Read more

The decline in religion maybe slowing

Monday, February 17th, 2020

In Religion in Public, Melissa Deckman of Washington College finds that the probability of being a religious none in Gen Z (born after 1995) is the same as for Millenials (born between 1981-1994). This bombshell finding sent us running for other datasets. Like all good scientists, we trust, but verify. In this post, we run Read more

Gen Z is the most accommodating generation on religion in the workplace

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

The youngest adult generation in the country is the most accommodating to religious minorities in the workplace, according to a new nationwide survey on religion. “Millennials (born 1981-1996), Gen Z (born after 1996) and younger generations are far more supportive than older ones of the freedom to practice religion in the workplace,” the report states, which is Read more

Australian teens have complex views on religion and spirituality

Monday, September 24th, 2018

The 2016 Census suggested about a third of Australian teens had no religion. But ask a teenager themselves about religion, rather than the parent or guardian filling in the census form, and the picture is slightly different. According to our new national survey, at least half of teens say they are “religious nones” – those Read more