Homeschool Students Maintain Strong Christian Faith
Recent survey results indicate that nearly 90% of churched homeschool students remain strong in the faith, a rate that far surpasses their churched counterparts who attended public or private school.
In an attempt to correlate educational methods with the spiritual decisions of children raised in the church, Generations with Vision and the National Home Education Research Institute conducted a survey of nearly 10,000 young adults between the ages of 19 and 38, and the results were clear.
As reported by Christian News Network, “The study found that individuals who were homeschooled, attended church regularly, and had good relationships with their parents were most likely to remain involved in the Christian faith.”
Other survey results revealed that homeschool graduates are least likely to be influenced by the secular culture around them. While nearly half of children raised in Christian homes and educated in public schools supported same-sex marriages, only 16% of homeschooled young adults supported it. In addition, just 9% of homeschool students were sexually promiscuous as opposed to approximately 1 in 3 churched students who attended public or private school.
Overall, the survey left Kevin Swanson, the director of Generations with Vision, with one obvious conclusion.
“Home education is the best educational choice, if we value the carrying on of the faith,” said Swanson.