A survey shows that among millennials and Generation Z, girls are more likely than boys to reject any religious approach.
For years the idea that women in the United States were more 'religious' than men has prevailed, but now the trend is beginning to change.
A survey carried out in October 2021, and now published by Christianity Today, suggests this shift and links the difference to age as well.
According to the data, between the ages of 18 and 25, more women (49%) than men (46%) say they do not identify with any religious option.
The trend continues up to the age of 33 or 34, after which there is a clear female predominance in terms of religious affiliation.
While 27% of women in their 60s say that they do not consider any religion, in the case of men the percentage is 32%.
Furthermore, 44% of men and 48% of women in their 20s reject any kind of religious affiliation, while only 23% of men and 16% of women aged 75 do so.
The population group with the highest rejection of religion among 18-25 year olds is African American, with 51% of men and 53% of women.
On the other hand, secondary school students are the educational group that least identifies with any religion. In the case of boys, as many as 52% do, and 57% of the girls.
Regarding church attendance, fewer men than women until well into their 40s report not having attended any religious services in 2021.
At the age of 25, while 27% of men say that they have not participated in any religious ceremony, among women it is 35%.
From the age of 45 onwards, women are once again the most likely to attend church.
The biggest difference is from the age of 70 onwards. While around 35% of men say that they have not attended any religious service, among women the percentage drops to 25%.