News by email Donate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

UK News

Christian charity reveals 40 percent of young adults struggle with anxiety

by Tola Mbakwe

Christian research organisation Barna Group partnered with international Christian children's charity World Vision to survey more than 15,000 young adults across 25 countries.

The report, 'The Connected Generation', found that the extent of anxiety and uncertainty are often related to finances and vocation, and only one third of respondents say they feel deeply cared for by those around them.

The survey also looked at young people's attitude toward religion and faith and its role in their lives.

It found that levels of loneliness, isolation and anxiety were fairly high across all participants, but those who are engaged in a religion had key mentors and friends which could help keep combat loneliness.

The survey found that only 19 per cent of those with a faith felt lonely and isolated, as opposed to 31 percent of those with no religious affiliation.

Tim Pilkington, CEO of World Vision UK said, "It is great to see a young generation who feel connected to the world around them and care about what is going on in the world.

"But the high levels of anxiety facing this generation is deeply worrying. I hope this report will help individuals, churches and communities find ways to establish better, meaningful connections and make a tangible difference."

Barna Group and World Vision will unpack key findings from the study at the Faith for the Future webcast (featuring Christine Caine, Francis Chan, Nicky Gumbel, Dr Krish Kandiah, and Jo Saxton) which will take place Tuesday evening from 6pm.

Listen to Dr Krish Kandiah speaking to Premier's Cara Bentley here:

Stay up to date with the latest news stories from a Christian perspective. Sign up to our daily newsletter and receive more stories like this straight to your inbox every morning.

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email