Last week on our social media channels, we shared more data on the purpose of confirmation and related practices. In case you missed it, here’s Part 5, The Purpose of Confirmation: A Time to Ask Questions.
All three groups placed a high level of importance on youth questions. Parents and leaders indicated it was very or extremely important that students should “get to raise questions concerning faith” (Parents: 97% and Leaders: 98%). For parents, this was the highest level of importance placed on any survey item. For leaders, this was among several items showing the highest levels of importance (the others including three key topics, see below). For youth, 85% somewhat or strongly agreed with “It is important for me to have my questions concerning faith taken seriously.” This was among the highest levels of overall agreement on the entire youth survey.