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Millennials’ Political Views Don’t Make Any Sense
Culture & Commentary By: Tad Lumpkin July 16th, 2014 1:20 pm
(The Atlantic)-Millennial politics is simple, really. Young people support big government, unless it costs any more money. They’re for smaller government, unless budget cuts scratch a program they’ve heard of. They’d like Washington to fix everything, just so long as it doesn’t run anything.
That’s all from a new Reason Foundation poll surveying 2,000 young adults between the ages of 18 and 29. Millennials’ political views are, at best, in a stage of constant metamorphosis and, at worst, “totally incoherent,” as Dylan Matthews puts it.
It’s not just the Reason Foundation. In March, Pew came out with a similar survey of Millennial attitudes that offered another smorgasbord of paradoxes:
-Millennials hate the political parties more than everyone else, but they have the highest opinion of Congress.
-Young people are the most likely to be single parents and the least likely to approve of single parenthood.
-Young people voted overwhelmingly for Obama when he promised universal health care, but they oppose his universal health care law as much as the rest of the country … even though they still pledge high support for universal health care. (Like other groups, but more so: They seem allergic to the term Obamacare.)
This is all very confusing. Perhaps it should be when we’re using a couple thousand subjects to guess the collective opinions of 86 million people. What are we sure we know about Millennials? Two big things and one small thing.
SOURCE: Millennials’ Political Views Don’t Make Any Sensehttp://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/07/millennials-economics-voting-clueless-kids-these-days/374427/
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