Religious faith, International conflict, Youth delinguency, Hayashi's QuantificationIII, Psycho-analysis, Neurotic anxiety
Presented here are results obtained from an analysis of social anxiety among Japanese male and female college students, medical students, nursing students, theological students and Buddhist students. The questionnaire method was used determine attitudes toward the increasing population of the old, international conflict, increased divorce rate, deficit spending, etc.
Responses to individual questions were subjected to Hayashi’s Quantification ? (Pattern Analysis). Anxiety related to religious attitudes revealed some characteristics which would seem to be peculiar to youth in modern Japan. These characteristics and their background are discussed from the viewpoint of psycho-analytical considerations.