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Souls in TransitionThe Religious Lives of Emerging Adults in America$
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Christian Smith and Patricia Snell

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195371796

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371796.001.0001

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Religious Faith and Emerging Adult Life Outcomes

Religious Faith and Emerging Adult Life Outcomes

(p.257) 9 Religious Faith and Emerging Adult Life Outcomes
Souls in Transition

Christian Smith (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores possible differences in the life outcomes of emerging adults that appear to result from their different religious backgrounds, beliefs, commitments, and practices. Various studies of different populations have found that religion often makes a significant difference in a variety of life outcomes, from happiness to risk behaviors to mortality. Soul Searching found the same kinds of differences among thirteen- to seventeen-year-olds. Do these differences continue to hold up among eighteen- to twenty-three-year-olds? Or do the religion-outcomes connections begin to break down during emerging adulthood? The chapter sets out to answer those questions.

Keywords:   religious backgrounds, life outcomes, risk behaviors, mortality, religious life

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