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Deseret News Perspective: Latter-day Saints Aren’t Going Anywhere. Look at the Numbers

Wheatley Religion Fellow featured in Deseret News article.

Research from Wheatley Religion Fellow, Justin Dyer, was featured in Deseret News regarding religious participation.

After acknowledging that less importance is placed on religious participation by more recent generations overall, Justin Dyer at Brigham Young University recently highlighted data confirming a more nuanced picture.

Broader trends of general youth disaffection do not hold for Latter-day Saint young people, whose attitudes among the recent generations — millennials and Gen Z — are on par with or actually more favorable to religion than some earlier generations.

“In comparing the generations when they were high school seniors, millennial Latter-day Saint youth feel religion is more important than all other generations,” Dyer summarized.

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