I’m currently reading Almost Christian by Kenda Creasy Dean and came across an interesting statistic:
One disconcerting footnote in the data [from the National Study of Youth and Religion] is Mormon teenagers’ almost preternatural level of religious certainty: 91% reported “few or no doubts” about religious beliefs in the past year (the next most certain group of teens, surprisingly, were mainline Protestants; 84% reported “few or no doubts” about religion in the past year). –Almost Christian, 52-53
It’s not the first part that I find interesting. It’s the part about mainline Protestant youth being the second largest group when it comes to religious certainty. I’ve been mainline Protestant all my life and I could, in all honesty, never say that I had “few or no doubts” about religious beliefs in the past year. I would have thought mainline Protestant would have been further down the list. Guess not!