Millennials Who Attended Evangelical Protestant Schools More Likely to Marry, Have Children: Study

    Updated: January 31, 2018 at 10:21 pm EST  See Comments

    Generation X and millennial-aged adults who attended evangelical Protestant schools are more likely to get married and have children than their peers who attended public schools, according to a recent study.

    In research conducted by the Canada-based think tank Cardus that was released Tuesday, found that among young adults aged 24–39, “EP schoolers are more likely to be married, and less likely to cohabit.”

    “By guiding graduates toward traditional marriage and family, evangelical Protestant schools may set up structural constraints and opportunities that encourage evangelical religious orientations and practices,” explained the report.

    “Specifically, we would expect that EP-school graduates are more likely to attend church services regularly, and this tendency is enhanced and reinforced for them when they marry and have children.”

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