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Types of Youth Religiosity
Types of Youth Religiosity

Author(s): Rita Hegedűs, Ferenc Moksony
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Sociology, Theology and Religion, Politics and religion, Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Latvijas Universitātes Filozofijas un socioloģijas institūts

Summary/Abstract: Members of contemporary western societies may on paper be born into their parents’ religion, but this no longer determines their later ideological and community commitment. Individual freedom of choice is clearly present in the realm of religion. Still, religious background undoubtedly affects children in modern societies. Kids of Catholic, Protestant, or Jewish parents will even today most likely be Catholics, Protestants, or Jews – if they will be religious at all. But by what type of religiosity can these young people be characterised? Or are there more types? We examined this question by secondary analysis of two public international data bases from 2008 (International Social Survey Programme and Youth 2008). Two approaches to religion is analysed, using a new typology introduced by Charles Taylor (“seekers” vs. “dwellers”).

  • Issue Year: XVIII/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 31-39
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English