Why a young adult survey?
The Disciple Maker Index survey results proved an overwhelming desire to see more young people involved in parish life. Young adults are gifted with the energy, time, creativity, and talents needed by the Church. Young adults are already the torchbearers for society (major athletes, actors, and cultural influencers are young adults) and the future Church.
Recent studies (Notre Dame, Pew) have shown that “the single most important measurable factor for determining the spiritual and religious lives of teenagers and young adults is the religious faith, commitments, and practices of their parents.” (Christian Smith, Young Catholic America). If we want to build a more vibrant Church for tomorrow, we must target the young adults discerning marriage and families today.
In this survey, young adults may anonymously share their beliefs and interests, their needs, their experience in parishes, and their hopes for the future of the church in St. Louis. All responses will be received by the Young Adult Advisory Board and the Office of Young Adult Ministry. Results will be summarized, reviewed, and distributed at a later date.
Who should take the survey?
The survey is open to all young adults, ages 18 -39.
The U.S. bishops define young adults as individuals ages 18-39, “persons in their late teens, twenties and thirties who represent diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, educational, vocational, social, political and spiritual backgrounds. They are college students, workers and professionals; they are persons in military service; they are single, married, divorced or widowed; they are with or without children; they are newcomers in search of a better life.” The questions in the following survey will reflect this radically diverse population.
Click here to take the survey or scan the QR Code below.
The survey is open until September 12.