In: Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, vol. 70, no. 4
Year, pages: 2022, 493 - 506
non-religion, young generations, secularisation, deconversion, Slovakia
Article type: Article
Document type: PDF
Non-religious identity, just like religious identity, is a matter of long evolution over time that often crosses multiple generations. Many papers have shown that young adulthood seems to be the key period of life when the personality is formed and often reaffirms its religious and worldview identity as well. I attempted to outline how this process can be extrapolated from the Census 2021 data, the ISSP Religion 2018 and 2008 surveys, as well as interviews with several young people to reveal the background of this transformation. The most significant evidence we see in the national census data is that the age of early adulthood is notable for the sudden growth of non-religious people (nones) and a decrease of Roman Catholics. Such a transformation seems to be crucial in terms of the background identities of nones in contemporary Slovakia, where a slight majority of nones were raised in any of the denominations. Although such transformations are only small, they seem to be essential and deserving of attention in the process of general changes in the religious landscape of a secularising Slovakia.
How to cite:
Majo, J. 2022. “Well, I Have to Believe In Myself; Otherwise, It Makes No Sense” – An Outline to the Path of Non-religiousness of Young People in Slovakia. In Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, vol. 70, no.4, pp. 493-506. 1339-9357. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/SN.2022.4.39
Majo, J. (2022). “Well, I Have to Believe In Myself; Otherwise, It Makes No Sense” – An Outline to the Path of Non-religiousness of Young People in Slovakia. Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, 70(4), 493-506. 1339-9357. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/SN.2022.4.39
Publisher: Ústav etnológie a sociálnej antropológie SAV, v. v. i.
Published: 31. 12. 2022