Youth and Religion

This project addresses the presence and meaning of religion in young people’s everyday lives. The presence of religion amongst youth is studied with regards to four social arenas where young people may encounter religion in different ways: at home, in school, in contact with civic organizations, and through media. As for the meaning of religion on an everyday level, attention is particularly directed towards the relation between religion and the following dimensions of young people’s lives: religious literacy, existential health, and civic participation. The project is based on web survey data from 16- to 24-year-olds living in Sweden that was collected in 2014. The project, which runs until 2018, will be published in the form of a reader on youth and religion in Swedish as well as in scientific journal articles. The reader is published as a collaborative project with contributions from several IMPACT-researchers (editors: Maria Klingenberg and Mia Lövheim).

Researchers: Maria Klingenberg

Last modified: 2021-03-12