Regular church attendance aids mental health among millennials

Oct 22, 2019 by

By Heather Preston, Premier:

A new study has revealed that young adults who regularly attend church have better mental health than those who don’t.

A survey conducted by the Barna Group of 15,000 18-35 year olds found that those who weekly attended a place of worship were 10% less likely to struggle with anxiety than those who did not.

The Connected Generation study, examined the relationship between faith and mental health in millennials and generation Z across 25 different countries.

The research published by Christian humanitarian charity World Vision revealed that Christians felt less lonely and isolated and more secure in their identity than those without a faith.

World Vision’s senior lead for church engagement, Ruth Tormey told Premier the church provides young people with more than just a stable community.

“It is knowing that Jesus chose them, from the moment they were conceived he knew every hair on their head,” she said.

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