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Ireland’s young adults still remarkably religious

30/Mar/2018

By Ann Marie Foley -

54% of Irish young people identify themselves as Catholic of which almost half attend a service once a week or more

 Young people in Ireland are still religious, according to a new report covering 22 European countries. The report prepared by two European universities to inform the work of the 2018 Synod of Bishops to be held in October 2018, shows that 99% of Israeli, 83% of Polish, 75% of Lithuanian, and 61% of Irish young adults claim a religious affiliation.

“Ireland’s young adults are – contrary to recent reports – still remarkably religious, at least by the standards of other highly developed European nations.

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