Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A generational shift

Younger Americans Cite Liberalism as Defining Aspect, Poll Says:
Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, said in a statement summarizing the poll’s findings that millennials “are confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and open to change.”

“They’re less religious, less likely to have served in the military, and are on track to become the most educated generation in American history,” Kohut said in the statement.
They may have cooled off to Obama, which doesn't surprise me, and they may be a bit less enthusiastic come the 2010 midterms, but over the long haul, this generational shift in ideology - i.e., one in which the millennials define themselves by their liberalism - is one that won't bode well for the GOP, nor does it bode well for the Tea Parties (which are disproportionately middle-aged-to-elderly).

No comments:

Post a Comment