Losing Faith? Belief in God plummets among youth
31% of young people doubt God’s existence
- Duration 4:19
- Date Jun 24, 2012
31% of young people doubt God’s existence
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That's our young Americans losing their religion take a look at this a recent poll shows 31% of adults under the age of thirty.
Doubt the existence of god that's compared to -- only 9% of those older than 65 adjusting their -- who would to a religious poll.
So our young Americans not getting the same message on faith -- -- right now Fox News religion contributor.
Father Jonathan -- the market's morning he had to.
Sort of funny jokes -- -- in there and I certainly don't the collar thing well that was the only thing with Gallagher.
Vonnegut had -- to -- you how you meant how do you explain this 31%.
Of millennial people under 3031%.
Don't -- this -- at Nomura.
It's not quite that it's to it's looking at the dead at the this poll.
I'm in detail it's the most that's the percentage of those who have downloaded people doubting who have doubted.
The existence of god and I must say that I would include myself.
In that group that there have been times my life in which I've asked myself what -- Collison out or not.
And what you've passed this up not too I got this right.
Well -- and that's a good people want it wider disparity between age groups is -- it when you get older.
You just have.
A dinner taste a bit more failure that let you what is the different I think it's it's I think it's maturity thing I think it's maturity in in.
You go to an older person very often for wisdom wouldn't shoot.
Somebody who's lived along like IC that is a very positive thing that young people are saying I'm not just gonna take this because I actually.
Been to that because I've been told to believe -- I think about it you look at Mother Teresa remember when she died and hurt her diaries came out there was all sorts Wright's spiritual.
Conflict in -- she's asking questions icy however.
An age right now in my church is a very very young church of people asking questions and finding answers I look on.
And those I'm in my Twitter followers in my FaceBook were very young were asking questions and -- are seeking.
So solutions so why.
You see this as a good thing yeah they're not just blindly.
Accepting -- their parents or grandparents taught them.
You were telling us that -- the average gauging your congregation is 25 years old so is this a more active group that once it gets the bottom of things wants to know.
Answers they're hungry and living in -- the most secular neighborhood in the whole country arguably.
Re -- -- New York to have a thousand young people average age 25 years old.
Coming to mass on Sunday.
It's remarks that shows that there's a lot of faith or if you look at the statistic another way.
Are people under thirty have not doubted the existence of god.
My goodness that's amazing well I yeah the opposite then maybe maybe it's is -- bad to not be doubting -- If you don't look at this the opposite I think people could have special gifts of faith who were just have -- such a deep solid state that they say.
I know for certain god exists and -- president my life I think that's remarkable other people like myself have had to struggle at different times and says you know -- I I think god exists I know god exists I feel sometimes alone.
Yeah that's it I think what I don't live in doctor because when I look at that -- called me doctor tiller to doctor -- -- like a father I didn't have Robert I want to have a doctorate in.
But let him essentially degree moral theology Placentia yet I'll explain some better I saw a doctor about that no you're.
-- -- -- there's a reason why your church does so well young people because you you talk about interesting -- On Sunday morning you look there's -- there's several priests -- my parish will all work together and the team I just fine young people.
Our heads real contrast the enables virtual what I -- the -- -- -- that was kind of alarming 31% but the way you put it here.
Doubt I don't know anybody for -- to Catholic.
I don't know any of my friends who didn't at one point in their -- doubt.
The existence of god I write you know -- that's a bad thing and what do you say to people who -- tune down.
I say congratulations -- -- you came to me first of all that -- there's actually.
That there's actually be -- and there's actually you recognize that.
The new speed meaning like some sort of deeper spiritual meeting in your life and that's why you're looking for.
Father Jonathan -- always great to see you doctor thank --