Based on original empirical data collected from adolescents in Europe (N=9003) this paper focuses on the lifeworlds of young people. It analyses negative and positive patterns of attitude and combines them with further concepts: first, personal life perspectives, various key values and political attitudes, second, religious attitudes towards church(es), religions, world views and religious education. Technically, the attitude towards Europe acts as the dependent variable whereas the remaining concepts are used as independent variables. The empirical results show Turkish and Polish adolescents are more critical of Europe than adolescents living in “old” Europe. Furthermore, the data show that those who have negative expectations about their personal futures and follow a more traditional religious world view are likely also to be Eurosceptical.
Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Ziebertz, H-G. & Kay, W. K. (2008) “Attitudes and Values of Adolescent Europeans towards Europeanisation”. Journal of Empirical Theology, 21 (2), 209-239 (31)
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Ziebertz, H-G and Kay, William K., "Attitudes and Values of Adolescent Europeans towards Europeanisation" (2008). Theology. Paper 10.