YARG: Young adults and religion in a global perspective
YARG is managed by Åbo Akademi University in Finland, but as it involves researchers from Religious and Social Change theme and one of the case studies for the project is conducted in Sweden, it is presented here.
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), is a Centre of Excellence project managed by Åbo Akademi University in Finland that runs from 2015 to 2018. This project 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 at an individual level as well as possible changes concerning religious socialization as a consequence of global social phenomena such as consumerism 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.
Åbo Akademi project web page