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STUDY: Anti-Gay Sentiment Driving Millennials From Religion

 
STUDY: Anti-Gay Sentiment Driving Millennials From Religion
Posted Tuesday, March 4th 2014 @ 8am  by KFBK News

A new survey has found that anti-gay sentiments may be the reason young people are feeling disconnected with religious groups.  The poll, conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, found that 70% of Millennials, those ages 18 to 33, feel alienated from the religion they were born into.  

Of those, nearly one-third cited their religion's lack of acceptance towards gays as a major factor in their decision to no longer practice.  Many haven't cut ties with their religion entirely, but say they no longer can identify with its teachings.  Of those, more than 60% cite negativity towards gays as one of the factors in their decision to no longer practice.  Many haven't cut ties with their religion entirely, but say they no longer can identify with its teachings.  Of those, more than 60 percent cite negativity towards gays as one of the factors.

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