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Religions 2016, 7(5), 58; doi:10.3390/rel7050058

Research Note: College Students’ Attitudes toward Christianity in Xi’an, China

Institute For Western Frontier Region of China, Shaanxi Normal University, No.199, South Chang’an Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710062, China
Academic Editor: Patricia Snell Herzog
Received: 26 January 2016 / Revised: 30 March 2016 / Accepted: 10 May 2016 / Published: 20 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Youth, Emerging Adults, Faith, and Giving)
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Atheism is the mainstream belief system in contemporary China. In recent years, a growing number of Chinese have converted to different religions, particularly Christianity. In this study, we conducted a survey in the region of Xi’an to investigate the following three questions: How common is Christianity among college students in Xi’an? How many of them have converted to the Christian faith? How do they gain their knowledge of Christianity? It is a popular notion in China that many college students have, in recent times, converted to Christianity. However, our survey results do not provide support for this. While many students encounter Christian faith on university campuses, especially through organizations such as The Fellowship, students in this survey report low religious affiliation. View Full-Text
Keywords: college students; Christianity; survey; China college students; Christianity; survey; China
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