Skip to comments.Millennial generation less religious, more liberal than older ones
Posted on 03/07/2014 7:16:29 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
WASHINGTON -- Members of the huge millennial generation are less religious, less likely to call themselves patriotic and significantly more liberal than older generations, new research shows.
Although adults aged 18-33 are much more likely to call themselves political independents than their elders are, they are also far more likely to vote Democratic. Their views favoring activist government, as well as their stands on social issues such as gay rights, reinforce that voting behavior, an extensive study by the Pew Research Center shows.
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I wonder how they feel about babies being slaughtered? Social issue!
More left wing push polls to create consensus (conformity manipulation).
Yep. Once you and I head for that big Tea Party in the sky, this will become the People’s Republic of East Crapistan.
These liberal writers act is if people are static in their world view throughout life, when the converse is often the case. Yes, the current situation is dire, but not as bad as many make it - people GROW UP eventually and shed the foolishness of their youth.
Trends like this are the stuff that movements - restoration movements - are made of.
Always the case. The young are always more liberal and less religious until they get married, have children and get a good job and they find out that their lofty liberal ideas are not realistic. Look at the disaster of the Baby Boom Generation....that generation has made America what it is today.....Good God Help Us All!!!
There's one BIG difference between the youth of today vs that of yesterday
Today's youth is much less White, so there won't be the usual turn more Conservative as you age that we seen in the past.
I don't believe this. Of the "informed" and "voting" type that I know of this demographic, most are "anti government control". They don't seem to know much, but they seem to at least acknowledge:
1) Democrats are in charge
2) Democrats play nasty
3) Democrats are always demonizing someone
4) Democrats raise taxes and spend more debt
5) All politicians suck.
For now that is, until they go into the “real world”, then you begin to smell the coffee and wake up.
Alabama sent its best generation off to die in places like Malvern Hill. Today when not even allowed to publically honor that generation.
Look at who we are supposed to honor.
They are also more likely to be living off their parents into their late 20's and 30's. They are less likely to be working. marrying and supporting a family. They are more likely to be looking to the government to support them.
This is what is known as the culture war. The bad people are winning.
Emotion blocks the ability to make a rational decision - even one in your own self interest. The Democrats have perfected the tactic of keeping their cult followers in a perpetually heightened state of emotion - usually it's anger and hate. One can see how effective it is by how bold they've become in letting their true intentions slip and yet not one of their groupies bats an eye.
So the most naive and least experienced, many who have yet to have their first real job or live on their own tend to vote democrat.
I’m shocked, shocked I tell ya.
And as long as we think this is just a result of “push polling” and not reality, we will wake up VERY soon and see that we have been completely ostracized by our once great Nation. There isn’t a poll out there that doesn’t make this clear. We are losing this battle big time. Shoving our heads in the sand isn’t going to help us “win”.
And millennials are more likely to be living in Mom and Dad’s house in adulthood and/or begging for substantial financial assistance.
Not to despair.
1) God is and always has been America's Keeper. If he so wills for another Great Awakening and miraculous turnaround from this slide into oblivion, then He will do it. If not, our redemption is sooner than later.
2) Either way, as "darkness covers the earth and gross darkness the people, the Lord rises upon us and his glory shall be seen is us" (Isaiah 60:2). Good things are in store from those who trust in Him
.....Yet you can still be rational and express “just anger” as well.
Well, who is teaching them conservative philosophies?
What are those sources that they encounter on a daily basis?
What counters the propaganda that they are assaulted with 24/7?
Yep. If another Ronald Reagan is to emerge, he’ll have to be able to convey his ideas in 140 characters or less.
Exactly. These are people with limited life experience, who have yet to pay income taxes. Growing up tends to make you more conservative, but I wonder how many people are growing up in this country these days.
Most notably, less patriotic. If this nation was invaded, lets say China flipped the switch on the power, and started arriving by the tens of thousands... this generation would sit munching cheetos. Useless. A useless generation of zombies.
The Baby Boomers are not the main reason this country is in decline. If you factor in age, the BB’s were not able to start influencing this country until around 1964-66 (when the one’s born at end of war around 1945-46) when they turned 18+ years old. The majority of boomers did not come of age until the late 60’s and 70’s. The wheels of communism, socialism, and moral decay were already well entrenched by that time.
If you want to isolate the debt issue as the reason you can. While it was on the BB’s to not over borrow more than they could pay, the banks were controlled by people of the greatest generation that allow poor lending habits to evolve.
I tire of this premise that BB’s are the reason we are failing.
The education system, the media and pop culture through television are overwhelmingly liberal and promote a conformist and conscience decision to humiliate what they see as “traditional.” It is a disturbing process in which the people who claim to be tolerant are generally among the first group to be excessively intolerant.
I doubt this differs from any other generation (liberal/independent percentages). What is unquestionably true is that this generation has accepted the view of government as friend and arbiter of fairness. They need to be wooed to realize it isn’t businesses or racists or limited government that has caused our issues, but a massive government. The evidence is there, but getting the message out today is more difficult than ever.
I noticed this. How many of these dopes wouldn’t cross the street to shake the hand of a WW2 Vet in a parade but they will hoot and holler at a city’s pro sports team’s celebration and risk life and limb to touch a pro athlete’s shoulder during such event.
I don’t disagree with much of that assessment, but the homosexual movement is more pronounced than in the past — or so it seems.
I prefer to say, the degenerates and malcontents are winning. Throughout history, these are the people who destroy a society.
I don’t know about that anymore - I have quite a few friends and acquaintances in their early 40’s who are pretty set in their lefty liberal world view - even after the embarrassment of voting for clown boy twice. They are such self centered narcissists that they can’t believe they would ever be wrong. I think it will take their children to bring about change.
Maybe I am just to cynical.
You have too much faith. These kids don’t even know what WWII was.
Whomever first plants their seeds in the fertile soil of young minds controls which type of garden grows.
This is mass mind control, and it works.
Sorry, I don’t think the poll is skewed at all. And, it’s no one’s fault but our own. Conservatives/Republicans are yielding this generation to the left.
There’s little to no conservative recruiting on high school or college campuses during the years they are formulating and establishing their political identity. Conservatives are there to give the young students counsel and guidance. Oh, but the libs/Dems are there big time. So they win them by default.
Only in between texting what they had for lunch or some other nonsensical waste of time.
These positions are all many of them have ever known & are deeply entrenched.
How is this news?
...And those are just the ones who went to Harvard.
millenials want a new age, non-judgemental religion. a six flags jesus church. sadly, there are mega churches willing to pander to them instead of teaching the truth.
Reminds me of the time I heard a chick wearing a Stanford alum jacket talk about her medical school training and how she said the patella is “like around the knee.”
All the 34-40 y/o in my family are STILL big gov, pro gay, liberals who believe religion is oppressive. They are all college graduates, parents, home owners with good jobs who live in the suburbs. In the past these types would have grown up, become more conservative and been the foundation of a center right country. Ain’t happening anymore. They have been totally sold on the liberal vision and nothing in their lives changes that. They are just waiting for us old people, who screwed up their world, to die off so the country can get straightened out. Just to add to the embarrassment 3 of them are vegans and drive Priuses.
Enjoy it while you can, this great country is on life support.
Please go back to coordinating nap time. The Boomers destroyed the world crap is getting old. Boomers gave you the PC, cellphones, iwhatever’s. I’m guessing they raised you, fed you, helped pay for your education and are or will be providing you with baby sitting services. As a group Boomers are well educated, hard working, center right people. Way too many your age have bought the liberal line that all Boomers were at Woodstock, moved to Haight- Ashbury, lived in communes and spent their time smoking dope. I’m 62 years old and know not one person in my Boomer age group that fits that liberal/Hollywood stereotype. Get over it.
I don’t think we are going to win.
Political correctness rules the educational roost from kindergarten through college. Is it any wonder these kids have no moral values except “tolerance” for any evil that comes their way?
Wait a decade.
The great apostasy. Another sign of the end of the age of grace.
80 years of government Anti-education.
Clueless sheeple children, indoctrinated successfully.
after 16 years of obama and hillary, these millenials might change. but by then any liberal policy change might be irreversable.
I think I’m part of the ‘millennials’? (Just about 25.)
Religious? Not really at all. I’m more of an engineer :p
Patriotic? Sure! 3/124 CAV :)
Political independent? Conservative.
Marriage? Not the government.
Marijuana? Not the government.
For the most part, there’s no reason for the government to be involved in most things. Most people shouldn’t see the federal government at all in their daily lives. Or weekly. Or monthly.