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Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church

Christian Smith, Kyle Longest, Jonathan Hill, and Kari Christoffersen


This book provides an in-depth description and analysis of American Catholics (and ex-Catholics) ages 18–23. The main focus is on their religious and spiritual lives but also includes an examination of how their religious faith and practice do and do not affect other life outcomes. Based on nationally representative survey and interview (longitudinal/panel) data of the highest quality, the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR—first and third waves). It describes the distribution of religious beliefs and practices among them, how they cluster into different types of young adults religious ... More

Keywords: Catholic, emerging adults, young adults, religion, National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR)

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199341078
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341078.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Smith, author
University of Notre Dame

Kyle Longest, author
Furman University

Jonathan Hill, author
Calvin College