Last week I appeared on the State of Belief radio show to chat with the Rev. Welton Gaddy about the 2012 Millennial Values Survey. In the interview, I discussed younger Millennials’ perceptions of modern-day Christianity, which are striking. I pointed out that many younger Millennials have moved away from the religion of their childhood to identify as religiously unaffiliated. This generation is more likely to be religiously unaffiliated than other generations at this period in their lives. Millennials’ views about present-day Christianity are mixed, and there are strong differences between Christian and religiously unaffiliated Millennials. For example, Christian Millennials are more likely to see present-day Christianity as “relevant” to their lives, and whether Christianity “consistently shows love to other people.” Majorities of Christian and religiously unaffiliated Millennials, however, agree that present-day Christianity is “anti-gay.”
To listen to the segment, head to the State of Belief website.