Teens approaches to social and spiritual issues reflect an evolving worldview shaped by the cultural events that defined their upbringing as well as their use of social media. In the Barna survey, a third of youth pastors say their biggest struggle is undoing what the world teaches teens.
Barna Group and Impact 360 Gen Z Research. The 2018 Nationwide Study on The Culture, the Beliefs, and Motivations of Generation Z. The vast majority of teens are using social media and 69 think the amount of time they spend on it is Just Right.
The 2016 Teen State of the Bible research, commissioned by American Bible Society and conducted by Barna, examines teens perceptions of the Bible, the role they believe it should play in American public life and their level of personal engagement with it.