Study Reveals Faith and Prayer Can Be Powerful Allies for Today's Stressed Youth


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Prayer and faith can lead to flourishing, according to a new survey of young people conducted by Springtide Research Institute.

It's the latest research showcasing the impact faith and belief can have on people's lives.

The survey, conducted among 13 to 25-year-olds, found the majority of religious young people—73%—believe their spiritual practices have a positive impact on their mental health, according to Religion News Service.

While the data isn't exclusively speaking about Christians, the findings are noteworthy, particularly when it comes to prayer. The majority of young people who pray daily (74%) reported they are flourishing, while just 57% of people who never pray said the same.

Connection to God also matters, as 42% of people who said they feel highly connected to the Almighty reported "flourishing a lot." That proportion far outpaces the 16% who said the same and do not feel connected to God, RNS reported.

The data came from a Springtide Research Institute survey conducted among 10,000 respondents aged 13-25 between Nov. 2021 and March 2022. Read more about that data here.

As CBN's Faithwire has reported, other surveys show the power of faith and, in particular, Christianity in adherents' lives.

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