04/15/2017

Why Millennials Don't Follow The Liberal Narrative

John Horvat II, American Thinker

The standard narrative about today's millennials is that they are unpredictable. They are very fluid and undefined. Despite this changeability, most people automatically assume that millennials are predictably liberal.

The facts, however, tell a different story. Researchers who study the habits and attitudes of millennials do not support this forgone conclusion. Indeed, liberal-minded people are finding these unpredicted results to be unsettling.

To liberals, millennials are free to be unpredictable as long as they are not conservative. That is why they are irate when the find millennials holding positions they are not supposed to be holding. On some issues, they are actually more traditional than their parents. 

What Do Millennials Think?

Millennials (born between 1982 and the early 2000s), hold a surprising set of views as they now finish high school, enter college and form families. According to sociologists Joanna Pepin of the University of Maryland and David Cotter of Union College, graduating seniors today are astonishingly more conservative than former classes.

Take for example the fact that only 42% of American high school seniors in 1994 agreed that the best kind of family was one in which the man was the outside bread earner and the woman took care of the home. In 2014, 58% held this opinion. The two sides have flipped in twenty short years.

Other surveys have confirmed these findings. A 2016 study was published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. It collected data from three surveys that monitored the last three generations following about 10 million American adults from 1970 to 2015. The paper found that millennials are much more likely to identify themselves as conservative than members of Generation X or even the baby boomers when they were the same age. They are also more polarized.

Read full article



You May Also Like:

Jeff Sessions To Tucker Carlson: Trump Criticism Over Russia Recusal 'Kind Of Hurtful' [Watch] Fox News

How Long Can The Trump Tumult Go On? Karl Rove, The Wall Street Journal

Scaramucci Calls Priebus ‘Paranoid Schizophrenic’ Megan Cerullo, New York Daily News

The White House Has Become The Craziest Reality Show On TV Bob Fredericks, New York Post

Intelligence Chairman Accuses Obama Aides Of Hundreds Of Unmasking Requests [Watch] John Solomon, The Hill

Scaramucci Has Created A 'Gigantic' Controversy For The White House, Says Ed Rollins [Watch] Fox Business

White House Civil War As Scaramucci Goes To FBI On Priebus Ed Willing, The Resurgent

U.S. Democracy Flounders, Beset By Its Own Press And The Disgrace Of Congress Conrad Black, New York Sun

Matt Drudge Is Firing Warning Shots At Trump, And That Should Worry The President Oliver Darcy, CNN

Michael Moore: ‘I Refuse To Live In A Country Where Donald Trump Is President, And I'm Not Leaving’ [Watch] Susan Jones, CNS News

Kid Rock Just Took Another Step Toward Running For Senate Hank Berrien, Daily Wire

NYC Government Spends $2 Million On A Park Bathroom John Stossel, Reason

Be Very Afraid, California. Democrats Are Going To “Fix” The Housing Crisis Steven Greenhut, American Spectator

5 Good Reasons Why Transgender Accommodations Aren’t Compatible With Military Realities Ryan T. Anderson, Daily Signal

Chelsea Clinton Slams Trump On LGBT Rights — Twitter Delivers Scorching History Lesson On Mom And Dad [Watch] Mike Miller, Independent Journal Review

Would Free Trade Be OK If The U.S. Had A Trade Surplus? Nathan Lewis, Forbes.com

Texas Booms (+3.9%) As California Flatlines (0.1%); Mining, Manufacturing Drive Growth Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News

Fifty Shades Of CRAY: Conservative Twitter Comes Up With #BetterNamesForHillarysBook [Watch] Sam J., Twitchy

Why First World Countries Have Third World Cities Nicholas Umashev, Foundation for Economic Education

For More go to the Home Page >>>

Search

SIGN OUR PETITION

FreeMarket Central

TELL CONGRESS: STOP THE POLITICS.

PASS A HEALTH CARE BILL THAT PUTS PATIENTS FIRST



Americans need a health care bill that serves needs of individuals—not those of Washington and big corporations.

 

Read more

Bookshelf

FreeMarket Central

Some titles recent, all recommended -

Special Video Feature

FreeMarket Central

Voices From The 2017 International Students For Liberty Conference

In Search Of History

When America Was Truly The Land Of Opportunity

For [early immigrants] America was truly the land of opportunity. For the first time in their lives, many were truly free to pursue their own objectives. That freedom released the human energies which created the United States. There were few government programs to turn to and nobody expected them. But also there were few rules and regulations. There were no licenses, no permits, no red tape to restrict them. They found, in fact, a free market, and most of them thrived on it. 

-- Milton Friedman,

Shadow Stats Snapshot


FreeMarket Central

ShadowStats alternate economic indicators are based on the methodology of noted economist John Williams, specialist in government economic reporting.

  • Unemployment:
    FreeMarket Central BLS: 4.4%
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 22.1%
  • Inflation:
    FreeMarket Central June Year-to-Year: 1.87% (CPI-U*)
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 9.6%

*[cpi-u is the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation rate for all urban consumers]