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A Very Good Question



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Over at our Alliance Defense Fund university Facebook page (yes, we’re hip like that), we’ve asked a simple question to our student “fans”:

More than sixty percent of your peers fall away from their faith practices during the college years, according to a recent Barna Research Group study. Why do you think this is?

Answers are already coming in, and some are interesting. I’d love to hear from some thoughtful (or even not-so-thoughtful) Phi Beta Cons readers. After all, while the decline in religious practice amongst college students is extensively documented, I haven’t seen many forums for discussing the reasons. I have my own ideas (which I’ll be sharing in an upcoming issue of NAS’s Academic Questions), but I’d love to know yours.



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