An initiative of the Interfaith Youth Core, the Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) is a national study which examines how undergraduate students from across the country engage with religious, non-religious, and spiritual diversity while in college. This survey seeks to better understand student encounters with religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity across the spectrum of American higher education. As colleges and universities increasingly seek to engage religiously diverse students, actionable data and empiracally-driven decision making are more important than ever before.
The purpose of IDEALS is to ensure that institutions have the knowledge base necessary to set meaningful agenda towards this important aspect of diversity. Findings will be used by institutions and practicioners alike, helping campuses understand key indicators to identify and track interfaith initiatives which are most effective, and to pinpoint high impact practices for further exploration.
IDEALS is currently being administered at approximately 122 college and university campuses.
Visit the IDEALS website online to learn more.