Five Myths about Emerging Adult Faith

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New research on 20-somethings gets past the hype and offers a reason to hope, reports Colin Hansen in an article in Leadership  The National Study of Youth and Religion has examined many aspects of the developing lives of emerging adults including (amoung other topics) their religious beliefs, practices, and salience. 

"The National Study of Youth and Religion provides us with a treasure trove of valuable information based on interviews with thousands of emerging American adults."

This research has been evaluated and is available in the 2005 book: Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers by Christian Smith with Melinda Lundquist Denton.

Fewer Christians identify meaning of Easter, Barna Report says

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The Barna Group has just published a new report, "Most Americans Consider Easter a Religious Holiday, But Fewer Correctly Identify its Meaning."  Of the adults polled, 67% consider Easter a religious holiday, while 42% tie the holiday with Jesus' resurrection. 

For the group Barna identifies as Mosaics (18-25), 58% consider Easter to be religous, while just 37% tie it with the resurrection of Jesus, which shows "the increasingly secular mindset of young adults."



Psychographics vs. Demographs -- Where do you fit in?

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Psychographics n. : Any attributes relating to personality, values, attitudes, interests, or lifestyles. 

As opposed to

Demographics n. : The characteristics of a population (for example, gender, age group, education...).

Pew Research Center has come up with a quiz asking, How Millennial Are You?  This generation has become more than a date-range of births and more of an attitude toward life, be you 17 or 70.

Tax Season is Here! Links to IRS and CA tax Forms and 5 Best Free Tax Tools

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Tax forms and other information can be obtained at the following web sites:

5 Best Free Tax Tools.  ABC News has a video that might be of help at this time of tax preparation, and they go beyond just filing your return.


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