College students are losing their religion. According to recent research out of San Diego State University, young millennials are the least religiously oriented demographic in recorded history. In four surveys between 1966 and 2014, the study asked more than 11 million teens across the U.S. questions to gauge their feelings about faith, spirituality, religious organizations and prayer.
The team found that young millennials are less religious than both Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. And the attitudes seem to be causing an exodus from the Church: Compared to 40 years ago, the number of high school seniors and college students who don’t go to any sort of regular religious service has doubled, and twice as many gave their religious affiliation as “none.”