A review of this work, as well as research conducted by Gallup International Institute, shows first that the majority of U. 159); and another poll found that 74% pray on at least an occasional basis (Gallup & Bezilla, 1992). Sixty percent feel that religion is either “very important” or “pretty important” (Smith & Faris, 2002, p. In addition, 65% of these youth belong to a family that does something religious at least one day in the week (Smith & Kim, 2003, p. All of this provides support for the claim that religion continues to be a vibrant part of the adolescent culture in the United States.Second, religion has a powerful positive influence on American teenagers.He explained: LDS theology maintains that each person is expected to achieve sinlessness.The process may take several million years of posthumous effort, but there is no reason not to get started on the job now.Our proprietary data and targeting platform helps you reach your audience at the moment they need you most — their moment of intent. Magellan can tell you what that person cares about. We see the intent of 10s of millions, across thousands of topics, baselined to 20 years of data.
All of the measurement scales can be seen in Appendix B.
In addition, we studied returned missionaries and unwed mothers in various regions of the United States.
We wanted to compare their religiosity and behaviors with other LDS youth and non-LDS youth of the same ages.
As can be seen in Table 1, the vast majority of LDS youth in every geographical region we studied have very strong religious beliefs.
Mexico’s youth ranked the highest for each specific measure of belief, with 99% of them indicating they “agree” or “strongly agree” that God lives and that Jesus is the Christ, and no lower than 96% of them believe that Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ and that God answers their prayers.