Protestant Millennials, Religious Doubt, & the Local Church
AbstractMillennials are the most analyzed and populous generation in the United States. Collectively, they have been slowly re-shaping the American culture. Protestant Millennials, a subset of this generation, have been ruffling feathers in their local churches. Many, who once regularly attended, are leaving. Unwise responses by local church leaders to their young parishioners’ doubting habits significantly contributed to the departure. This study pursued a sample of college-aged Protestant Millennials to know them in a psychological sense. The intentions were twofold: to discover social personality traits that predict their doubting practices and to develop practical and proactive relational strategies for local church leaders. Self-report data on personality features and doubt phenomena were obtained from 532 religiously committed undergraduates in the United States. Results from multivariate regression procedures revealed three social personality dispositions contributed to the prediction of the doubt constructs. Implications and applications of the findings are discussed. View Full-Text
Share & Cite This Article
Puffer, K.A. Protestant Millennials, Religious Doubt, & the Local Church. Religions 2018, 9, 8.
Puffer KA. Protestant Millennials, Religious Doubt, & the Local Church. Religions. 2018; 9(1):8.Chicago/Turabian Style
Puffer, Keith A. 2018. "Protestant Millennials, Religious Doubt, & the Local Church." Religions 9, no. 1: 8.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.