|Apstrakt||This work describes student attitudes toward religion, religious leaders and their influence. The research was conducted amongst the student body of the Faculty of philosophy in Novi Sad through analysis of their written responses. There are quotes that show the way that young people comprehend their families, religious infl uence, formation of the view of God, church and life in general. The results have shown that young individuals give deep thoughts to religious issues, and that their contemplations about the purpose of life lead them to seek answers in religion, while their encounters with mediators between man and God create a critical stance toward their own religions. Youth does recognize the importance of religion in society and their own lives, but they also realize that there is a lack of opportunity for religious leaders to help young individuals.