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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Generation Z: Yea on Liberalism, Nay on American Exceptionalism

Kim Parker, Nikki Graf And Ruth Igielnik at Pew:
No longer the new kids on the block, Millennials have moved firmly into their 20s and 30s, and a new generation is coming into focus. Generation Z – diverse and on track to be the most well-educated generation yet – is moving toward adulthood with a liberal set of attitudes and an openness to emerging social trends...while majorities in Gen Z and the Millennial generation say government should do more to solve problems, rather than that government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals, Gen Xers and Boomers are more evenly divided on this issue. For their part, most Silents would like to see a less activist government.
Gen Z and Millennials see bigger role for government

And the younger generations are less likely to think that America is better than other countries:

  • Generation Z (born 1997-2005)
  • Millennials (born 1981-96)
  • Generation X (born 1965-80)
  • Baby Boomers (born 1946-64) 
  • Silent Generation (born 1928-45)