(via Atheist Revolution)
A recently concluded three-year study in Australia has found that less than half of Australian youths believe in a god.
According to the study, Aussies born between 1976 and 1990 are more likely to follow a secular lifestyle. Only 48% believe in a god.
Dr Singleton said that by comparison, baby boomers now had higher levels of regular churchgoers and believers in a god. Instead, those in Generation Y had more in common with their Generation X counterparts - those born between 1961 and 1975.
"One of the many predictors of whether we become religious is our parents and unless there is a massive cultural shift, the trajectory will continue," Dr Singleton said.
What's that? Parents are a factor, yet so many children are atheists? I wonder why that could be…
"This generation was taught to question their belief and come to their own conclusion about it[…]"
Oh! That's odd. Kids were encouraged to make their own decisions about religion. How unusual. I wonder why American parents don't do that.