Enter Generation Z: Born between 1999 and 2015, they are the first truly “post-Christian” generation.
More than any other generation before them, Gen Z does not assert a religious identity.
And it shows: The percentage of Gen Z that identifies as atheist is double that of the U.S. adult population.
To examine the culture, beliefs and motivations shaping this next generation, Barna conducted a major study in partnership with Impact 360 Institute, now available in the brand new Gen Z report.
For Gen Z, “atheist” is no longer a dirty word: The percentage of teens who identify as such is double that of the general population (13% vs. 6% of all adults).
The proportion that identifies as Christian likewise drops from generation to generation.
Gen Z nonbelievers have much in common with their older counterparts in this regard, but a few differences stand out. »