Youth

Leniency vs. mercy in Oregon’s juvenile justice system

"'When basic long-term needs are not being met—food, shelter, safety, nurturing, etc.—young people will begin to think only short-term,' Kelly said, adding that Christians 'need to advocate for a proportional response that balances society’s need for accountability with restoration, forgiveness, and most of all, genuine understanding.'" - WORLD

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Pew Survey: Evangelical Teens Differ from Other Christian Teens

"For example, in the area of belief, while almost all young Christians say they believe in God ...evangelicals stand out for their level of certainty. Seven-in-ten (71 percent) say they are absolutely certain that God exists. Far fewer mainline Protestants (49 percent) and Catholics (45 percent) say the same." - TGC

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U.S. Data Shows Increase In Youth Drug Use And Addiction

"One of the disturbing findings was that some 699,000 youth aged 12-17 have an addiction to marijuana in 2019 – representing 187,000 new youth with a Cannabis Use Disorder in 2019 versus 2018. Overall, more than 4.8 million people aged 12 or older reported Marijuana Use Disorder in 2019, up from 4.4 million in 2018." - MCDaily

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“An unprecedented loss of values and religion is leaving young Americans depressed, unhappy, and angry.”

"I began part one of 'Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy?' with data showing the apparently unprecedentedly high rate of unhappiness among young people in America....  I do believe that a loss of values and meaning are the two greatest sources of unhappiness." - Dennis Prager

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Young people who leave church no longer returning as they get older, new research shows

"In his analysis of data from the General Social Survey of five-year windows in which individuals were born spanning from 1965 to 1984 and published by the Barna Group, Ryan Burge...shows that younger generations raised in the church aren’t typically returning to church when compared with members of the 'Baby boomer' generation." - Christian Post

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