Survey Says Millennial Evangelicals Are More Likely to Regularly Attend Church Than Older Generations

Millennial evangelicals are more likely to attend church weekly than older generations, while nearly seven in 10 of the young adults indicate they also give annually to charities, according to a new survey.

Dunham+Company, a Texas-based marketing and fundraising firm, commissioned WPA Intelligence to conduct the April survey of more than 1,000 evangelical believers nationwide to gauge generational attitudes on charitable giving, the Christian Post reported.

Overall, the study found that 53 percent of self-identified evangelicals surveyed said they attend church at least once a week. Surprisingly, Millennial evangelicals (ages 18 through 34), lead the pack with 61 percent responding that they attend weekly, followed by 54 percent of “boomers and matures” (ages 55 and over) and 44 percent of Generation X (ages 35 to 54).

“Millennials are often believed to be disengaged in their faith, but this study shows that those Millennials who identify as evangelicals are more engaged in their faith than other generations,” Rick Dunham, founder of Dunham+Company, said in a statement. “This mirrors our study from 2017 which showed that Millennials generally are as likely to engage in religious attendance compared to other generations, with this current study showing a much higher engagement among those who identify as Evangelicals.”

In the area of giving, the Dunham+Company survey reported that 71 percent of evangelicals said they give to charitable organizations each year, with “boomers and matures” (78 percent) most likely to say they give to charities annually, followed by Millennial evangelicals (68 percent) and Generation X (63 percent).

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Source: Christian Headlines