Poll: 1960s Generation More Religious than National Average

Gainesville, FL (FR) – Youths during the ’60s anti-establishment period are today more religious than the national average, according to a poll conducted by Better Homes and Gardens. It was the magazine’s first poll on religion which garnered 80,000 responses – triple the usual response rate.

The respondents had a median annual income of $38,333 and 77 percent were college educated. The median age was 40-years-old and most were in their 20’s during the 1960s. More than 80 percent are married with children, and 50 percent said spirituality is gaining influence in U.S. family life.

Eighty-seven percent said they are as religious, or more so, than their parents, and 62 percent said that they have intensified personal spiritual activities. They also attend religious services more often than the general population; 75 percent attend at least once a week and half more often than that.

Teen-agers are also more religiously inclined than their parents with 52 percent that attend services weekly, compared to 40 percent of adults, according to polls conducted by the Gallup organization.

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