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Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

Abstract

This book aims to provide new insights on the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers. It presents the main findings of the National Study of Youth and Religion, a research project on the religious and spiritual lives of American adolescents conducted at the University of North Carolina from 2001 to 2005. The survey captured a broad range of differences among U.S. teens in religion, age, race, sex, socioeconomic status, rural-suburban-urban residence, region of the country, and language spoken. The book provides answers to questions about the character of teenage religion, the exte ... More

Keywords: American teenagers, teens, adolescents, religion, religious life, spiritual life, National Study of Youth and Religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195180954
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005 DOI:10.1093/019518095X.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Smith, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Melinda Lundquist Denton, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill