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Springtide Research Institute was recently featured by Religion News Service. You can see an excerpt of this article in part below, but we encourage you to visit their site to read the piece in its entirety.
Hinduism is facing a decline among young people who grew up adhering to their family’s religious traditions, as are most institutional faiths operating in the U.S. Recent data from the Springtide Research Institute shows that Americans under the age of 30 are the most likely to identify as spiritual, but not religious.
But while young people are not attending services as regularly as their parents, they have not given up on religion entirely. Springtide calls this phenomenon “faith unbundled,” suggesting that young people construct their faith “by combining elements such as beliefs, identity, practices and community from a variety of religious and non-religious sources, rather than receiving all these things from a single system,” according to a recent Springtide report on Gen Z Americans.
Bramadesam said this trend has led Gen Zers to sample Hinduism, where they find a belief system with no strict dogma, requirements or hierarchical institution. “We accept everyone,” said Bramadesam. “The whole point of Hinduism is that anyone can find it.”