Weekly Poll: Religion

According to the Pew Research Center, 47 percent of college students consider religion very important, with 36 percent of them attending religious services at least once a week.

In Lubbock, previously ranked as the second most conservative city in the United States, students have an abundance of student ministry options, with most places of worship offering special services and groups for college-aged students.

Even with so many believers and worship options, college students are turning away from religion in higher numbers than ever, according to a 2011 Atlantic article. Reasons for this, according to the article, include independence from family traditions and being in a new, thought-provoking environment.

What about you? Do you practice a religion, or have your religious habits changed since coming to college? Let us know in our poll, where you can also add religions not listed.

About Sarah Self-Walbrick

Graduate Executive Director — Mass Communication Graduate Student, Class of 2017
Sarah, a Lubbock native, has two bachelor of art degrees in electronic media and communication and journalism, and is pursuing a master's in mass communications. She loves Texas, her husband and dog, and good storytelling.

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