Role of Religiosity in the Lives of the Low-Income Population: A Comprehensive Review of the Evidence. National Study of Youth and Religion


The large-scale, nationally representative National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR) is the largest, most comprehensive study on diverse religious affiliations, religiosity, and youth outcomes to date, and the first of its kind to focus solely on the role of religion in American teenagers lives. NSYR surveys over 3,000 American teenagers (and their parents) and conducts follow-up interviews for a subsample of respondents. Teenagers are asked about various dimensions of their religious and spiritual lives, including religious affiliation, beliefs, public religious practice, evaluations of religious congregations, personal religiosity and spirituality, and personal religious change.

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