Irreligion, millenials and alcoholism

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The Pew Research Center defines "adult Millennials" as those who are 18 to 33 years old, born between 1981–1996.[1]

In 2010, the Pew Research Forum reported concerning the millenial generation:

By some key measures, Americans ages 18 to 29 are considerably less religious than older Americans...

Compared with their elders today, young people are much less likely to affiliate with any religious tradition or to identify themselves as part of a Christian denomination. Fully one-in-four adults under age 30 (25%) are unaffiliated, describing their religion as “atheist,” “agnostic” or “nothing in particular.” This compares with less than one-fifth of people in their 30s (19%), 15% of those in their 40s, 14% of those in their 50s and 10% or less among those 60 and older. About two-thirds of young people (68%) say they are members of a Christian denomination and 43% describe themselves as Protestants, compared with 81% of adults ages 30 and older who associate with Christian faiths and 53% who are Protestants.[2] reported in their article Generational Trends in Substance Abuse:

Generation Y

Generation Y is the generation of people born from the early 1980s to around the year 2000. Other terms for this generation are millenials and echo boomers. Gen Y is prone to alcohol and illegal drug abuse. Gen Y is more likely to binge drink than older generations. This is primarily because binge drinking is socially acceptable to Gen Y.[3]

See also

Irreligion, various generations and alcoholism:


  1. Millennials in Adulthood - Pew Research Center
  2. Religion among the millenials, Pew Research Center
  3. Generational Trends in Substance Abuse