Abstract

The literature describes how changing demographics and cultural factors in recent generations may be contributing to gender differences regarding religion. The present exploratory study uses cross-sectional survey data from the 2012 and 2014 General Social Survey to examine the gender differences in religiosity for Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers. The findings show significant gender and demographic results for attendance at religious services, frequency of prayer, belief in the Bible as the word of God, and belief in life after death for all three generations. Baby Boomer and Millennial women attend religious services more than men, but there is no gender difference for Generation X. However, Women from all generations pray more than men. For belief in the Bible as the word of God, only Baby Boomer women believe more than men. Finally, Millennial women and Generation X women believe in life after death more than men, whereas there is no gender difference in belief for Baby Boomers. Implications of the findings are discussed.

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Graduation Date

2016

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Gay, David

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Sociology

Degree Program

Sociology

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0006282

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0006282

Language

English

Release Date

August 2016

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

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