Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

in Soul Searching

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195180954
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835829 | DOI:

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The concluding chapter summarizes and elaborates the findings in this volume. Some recurrent themes have emerged from the analyses in this book. Among these is that religion has a significant presence in the lives of many U.S. teens today. Most U.S. teens are content to follow their parents’ religious footsteps, and most feel quite positive about religion. The religiodemographic diversity represented by U.S. adolescents is no more varied today than it has been for a very long time.

Keywords: American teenagers; teens; religion; religious life; spirituality

Chapter.  2912 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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