Significant research was completed in 2009 about the spiritual and faith stances of young Australians, showing 42% identified with a religious tradition, and 17% reported no relationship with God, while the remaining 41% retained a sense of spirituality.39
Other recent research identifies in Australian students various “spirituality ‘types’ which ‘move beyond conventional understandings of religious or nonreligious identity’”41 as illustrated in the following graph:
39 Hughes, P. (2007). Putting Life Together: Findings from Australian Youth Spirituality Research. Fairfield, Victoria: Fairfield Press, p.68.
41 Singleton cited in Hughes & Reid (2019). How Australian Young People understand and experience God and the influence on their thinking, p.4.
42 Singleton cited in Hughes & Reid (2019). How Australian Young People understand and experience God and the Influence on their Thinking, p.4.