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The State of Religion & Young People 2021, Catholic Edition: Navigating Uncertainty—Resources

These resources align with the numbered marginal notes throughout the report:

Page 5Watch how members of our Springtide Ambassadors Program bring our Springtide Tribute to life with their creative interpretation and filmmaking skills.

Page 14Watch Dr. Josh Packard and Ryan Burge discuss the “nones” of religion, and young people who are growing into religion.

Page 15Watch Dr. Josh Packard explain why a sociological approach is needed to navigate religious identity among young people.

Page 21Watch some of Springtide’s ambassadors discuss returning to campus in the fall and what the pandemic has meant for them.

Page 27Watch Dr. Josh Packard and Derrick Scott III talk about how non-white and queer young people are navigating church.

Page 28Read about these findings in our Social Distance Study.

Page 63Watch Dr. Josh Packard talk with Crystal Chiang and Brett Ryan Talley about youth ministry and Gen Z.

Page 64Read, in our Voices of Young People blog, about how seven student filmmakers turned to art to process the pandemic.

Page 70Watch Dr. Josh Packard interview Harrison Blum and Rev. Sumi Kim on what attracts Gen Z to Buddhism.

Page 78Read a blog post from SAP member Mat about his decision to leave organized religion while still acknowledging the benefits it had for him.

Page 79Watch Dr. Josh Packard and Tim Coons talk about belonging in an age of social isolation and disconnection.

Page 84Watch Aliza Kline talk with Dr. Josh Packard about how building Shabbat dinners helps young people feel connected.

Page 86Read, in our Voice of Young People blog, about how participants in the Springtide Ambassadors Program define and experience community.

Page 88Watch Dr. Josh Packard and Rabbi Joshua Stanton discuss how Jewish young poeple are navigating their spirituality.

Page 93Read the blog post about the playlist that Springtide interns created by inviting young people to suggest songs that help express how they feel amid uncertainty.

Key Findings - Additional Data by Age, Present Religion, Race & Gender

In the Key Findings section of The State of Religion & Young People 2021,  we provide data and insights related to uncertainty, religious identity, religious beliefs, religious practices, and relationships. Below are additional breakdowns of some of the findings reported in that section.

Toggle back and forth to see different spreads of data according to age, present religion, race, and gender by clicking the boxes on the left-hand side of the graphics.

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Give Gen Z the support they need as they navigate faith, spirituality, and mental health with insights from our latest report and accompanying guide.