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Who’s got faith? Black Millennials more religious than other Millennials

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Zelda Caldwell - published on 07/30/18 - updated on 07/30/18

While less religious than older generations, Black Millennials are far more faithful than non-blacks their age

While young adults are less religious than older generations of Americans, a recent Pew survey has shown that black Millennials — those born between 1981 and 1996 — are far more religious than non-black Millennials.

Using a series of polling questions that measure religious commitment almost two-thirds (64%) of black Millennials were found to  “highly religious.” That’s compared to 39% of non-black Millennials in this category.

The survey participants were asked questions about their level of religious commitment which included, a self-assessment of belief in God and the importance of religion, and prayer and worship attendance.

Among the poll’s finding: About 61% of black Millennials pray at least daily, compared to 39% of non-black Millennials who do so.

In addition, 38% of black Millennials attend worship services at least weekly, compared to 25% of non-black Millennials who do so.

That’s not to say that young black adults are as religious as older black Americans. On the contrary, they are less likely to pray daily (61% of young black adults pray daily compared to 78% of older blacks).

In addition, only 38% of younger blacks attend weekly religious services compared to 50%, and fewer consider religion important in their lives (64% to 83%).

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