1.3 Religion and youth in Sweden

1.3.a Youth and Religion. A survey of the role of religion for young people’s living conditions in Sweden.

The project is based on a survey concerning the presence and significance of religion in the everyday life of young people from different religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. The study builds on previous research from theme 1 and theme 4 as well as the survey Religion som resurs? Existentiella frågor och värderingar i unga svenskars liv from 2008 [Religion as a resource? Existential questions and values in the lives of young Swedes] (Lövheim & Bromander, et al., 2012). The survey, which was conducted in the fall 2014, further developed the questions from the 2008 project as well as previous studies on mental health (Sense of Coherence Scale). The project will be concluded in spring 2017.

Participating researchers: Maria KlingenbergMia Lövheim


The network Youth and religion, including Impact-researchers Pia Karlsson Minganti, Önver Cetrez and Anders Sjöborg, function as a reference group for the project along with professor Anna Singer (theme 5).


1.3.b YARG: Young adults and religion in a global perspective.

The project involves a case study within the project Young Adults and religion in a global perspective: A cross-cultural, comparative and mixed-method study of religious subjectivities and values in their context (YARG). YARG, a Centre of Excellence project managed by Åbo Akademy University in Finland, studies the religiosity and value profiles of young adults in ten countries. In the analysis of the case study, special attention is directed to the relation between religiosity and values on an individual level as well as possible changes concerning religious socialization as a consequence of global social phenomena such as social movements, consumption, and digital media. The project employs a mixed-methods approach, where each case study includes a quantitative survey as well as a relatively new and for the purpose revised research instrument, the Faith Q-set, in the mapping of individual religiosity. The Scandinavian case study is conducted in Åbo and in Uppsala. YARG runs from 2015 to 2018.

Participating researchers: Maria KlingenbergMia Lövheim

Mia Lövheim
Mia Lövheim
Maria Klingenberg
Maria Klingenberg