More Americans now say they’re spiritual but not religious

November 13, 2017

The Pew Research Center has been doing studies on religious life in America over the course of the last couple decades. The trends indicate a significant shift away from membership in organized religions, especially among the millennial generation (18-34). This major shift will have far-reaching effects. This trend may seem like young people are less interested in religion and spirituality, but it turns out that they are actually very interested in spirituality but less interested in the dogma. They are very individualistic and interested in personal spiritual experiences that are authentic and meaningful. This is one reason why there has been an explosion in the interest in transformative practices such as mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. Pew Research Study