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Religion among Young People in Australia, Thailand and the United States

Hughes, Philip J. (2014) Religion among Young People in Australia, Thailand and the United States. Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 27 (1). pp. 56-71. ISSN 2047-704X

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In terms of religious identification, young people in Australia, Thailand and the United States are quite different. This is evident in data from Census and surveys in relation to religious identity, practices and beliefs. Australia is the least religious of the three countries, with significantly higher identity and practice in Thailand and higher again in the United States. However, in all three countries, confidence in the authority of religious institutions is weak and religion has become more of a personal resource which young people call on from time to time as they see the need. There are, however, major caveats to this picture. In all three countries, there are minority groups for whom religion is a source of their identity and a vital component of life.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Religion, Young People, Australia, Thailand, United States
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Religious Education
College/Association with University of Divinity: Pilgrim Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2019 03:40
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 03:40
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3734

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