We believe this study is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world in terms of taking an in-depth look at teenagers’ faith globally.
Now, equipped with relevant research on young people globally, the Church, leaders, and parents can minister and mentor the next generation more effectively.
Global Youth Culture was conducted by OneHope. In partnership with local churches, ministries, and governments around the world, OneHope has reached more than 1.7 billion children and youth with God’s Word. Based on in-country research OneHope conducts, Scripture programs are designed to be age and culturally relevant. Since 1987, OneHope has helped kids experience God’s Story, sharing the life-changing message of hope with children and youth in every country. To learn more, visit onehope.net.
The study surveyed 8,394 teens ages 13-19 across 20 countries. In each country, a representative sample of approximately 400 teens provided the statistical power to be 95% confident that percentage results were within 5% of the true population percentage for teens ages 13 to 19 and to perform corresponding statistical tests. For multi-country regions and globally, the level of confidence was even higher and the margin of error lower
In five countries (China, Egypt, India, Japan, and Vietnam), quotas were used to ensure at least 10% of respondents were Christian to have a meaningful sample size for religious-based analysis and comparisons. In several other countries, a minimum of 10% target sample sizes for Christians or Muslims were met or approximated without quotas. A sampling quota was also used in Kenya to ensure at least 40% of respondents were female.
The instrument was distributed via Centiment Research. As a quality control measure, respondents were disqualified if they incorrectly answered a simple attention-check question. The research instrument consisted of 70 base questions, with several additional questions customized for each region to explore specific topics of interest.
|Country||Sample Size||Data Collection Dates|
|Argentina||420 teens||February 27 - March 2, 2020|
|Brazil||420 teens||February 27 - March 11, 2020|
|China||420 teens||February 27 - March 6, 2020|
|Colombia||413 teens||February 27 - March 2, 2020|
|Egypt||420 teens||February 27 - March 9, 2020|
|India||412 teens||February 28 - March 17, 2020|
|Indonesia||420 teens||February 27 - March 7, 2020|
|Japan||425 teens||February 27 - March 23, 2020|
|Kenya||435 teens||February 25 - March 27, 2020|
|Mexico||420 teens||February 27 - March 2, 2020|
|Netherlands||419 teens||February 27 - March 8, 2020|
|Nigeria||420 teens||February 24 - March 20, 2020|
|Portugal||419 teens||March 7 - March 18, 2020|
|Romania||420 teens||February 28 - March 13, 2020|
|Russia||418 teens||February 27 - March 2, 2020|
|South Africa||420 teens||February 24 - March 7, 2020|
|Spain||420 teens||March 7 - March 13, 2020|
|United Kingdom||420 teens||February 24 - March 3, 2020|
|United States||410 teens||February 24 - February 29, 2020|
|Vietnam||423 teens||March 13 - March 26, 2020|
In some of the regional resources, countries are placed in different regions, according to OneHope’s internal structure (ex. Spain within the Latin America report). The above list displays the categories included in the data explorer and the Global Report.
Within the Global Youth Culture reports and resources, there were several breakdowns of religious demographics used.
The category No Religion is made of up of respondents who claimed their religion as: Atheist, Agnostic, or None.
Teens who self-identified as Christian, but not as Jehovah’s Witness or Mormon and who met the following criteria:
Note that committed Christian teens may be Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, Orthodox or any other Christian denomination.
Teens who self-identified as Christian but not as Jehovah’s Witness or Mormon and who did not meet the criteria of core beliefs or habits established for Committed Christians.
Teens who self-identified as Buddhist, Hindu, Jew, Muslim, or other religion.
Teens who self-identified as atheist, agnostic, or none of the above.
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