Millenials skipping Church, Marriage and Political Affiliation

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posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 10:17 PM
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WASHINGTON — Young adults like to think of themselves as independent, but when it comes to politics, they’re more likely than not to lean to the left.




Half of American adults ages 18 to 33 are self-described political independents, according to a survey out Friday, but at the same time half of these so-called millennials are Democrats or lean toward the Democratic Party, the highest share for any age group over the last decade.




In addition, young adults tend to be single and churchless — turning away from their predecessors’ proclivity for religion and marriage, according the Pew Research Center survey. Almost two-thirds don’t classify themselves as “a religious person.” And when it comes to tying the knot: Only about 1 in 4 millennials is married. Almost half of baby boomers were married at that age.


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There's still quite a while left before the baby boomers let go of the choke hold they have on the U.S. right now when it comes to social issues, but the future appears bright as most young people of today are least likely to affiliate themselves with a political party but yet are more likely to lean to the left.

It's no surprise that the U.S. is the most Right-Wing leaning industrialized nation on Earth and also the most backward when it comes to Social issues such as Gay marriage, Women's reproductive rights, and social safety nets.




posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 10:20 PM
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And find me one person who is the same at 40 as they were at 18 or the same at 50 as they were at 30 ... People grow and change as they grow and experience life. Most people tend to lean liberal as they come out of college, and then at some point, they change. This has happened to every generation. It happened to the Baby Boomers.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 10:22 PM
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If you are not a liberal by the time you are 20 you have not heart..........If you are not a conservative by the time you are 30 you have no brains.




Is it any wonder this generation is lacking god and leans to the left this is the everybody wins generation. Many will live at home for most of there lives and never settle down and have a family. The progressive mindset is setup for failure on all levels. So many kids going to get degrees they will never use and no one tells them are stupid.......Gotta love it.
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posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 10:27 PM
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SubTruth


Is it any wonder this generation is lacking god and leans to the left this is the everybody wins generation. Many will live at home for most of there lives and never settle down and have a family. The progressive mindset is setup for failure on all levels. So many kids going to get degrees they will never use and no one tells them are stupid.......Gotta love it.
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Yes, the empty self-esteem, all about me and no one else matters but me generation. That leaves no room for anyone or anything else.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 10:31 PM
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This is great news for the most part. The issue that bothers me about the millenials though, at least the ones here in Washington, is that because they mostly don't have children, they tend to be somewhat blind to the difficulty that the high cost of the modern lifestyle causes to people that do have children.

But generally, less dependence on archaic systems like religion and monogamy should be better for our country.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 10:35 PM
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I am old so I have been there and got the Tee shirt. Young are always more socialist just as they are more prone to join gangs or hang out with their buds. Middle age is taken up with working and having a family while your hard work in the form of money is taken from you and given to others in the form of taxes... When you are old and have paid for the kids needs, government needs and have been ripped off by many good sounding programs and god forbid one of your kids was killed in some patriotic war that just had to be fought for god and country, mom's apple pie..Most older people become more conservative in their actions and thoughts.Simply because they have seen where what leads to where.... as Winston said:


“Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains.”
― Winston Churchill



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 10:37 PM
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SubTruth
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If you are not a liberal by the time you are 20 you have not heart..........If you are not a conservative by the time you are 30 you have no brains.


also reported as conservative by 35 or 40.

A false quote usually attributed to Churchill who was actually conservative at 15 and Liberal at 35!!

and of course arrant nonsense.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 10:38 PM
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I wouldn't be so sure about that.

I'll be up front. Of the three listed, the only one I own is a very long marriage, pushing 20 years now. I am deeply faithful, but I do not attend any organized religious services preferring to get my devotions online and in the company of my husband. I also do not register with any political party. I am legislatively libertarian, but personally socially conservative. Just because I argue for socially conservative positions regularly does not mean I necessarily want laws passed to enforce my views. There really isn't a party for that.

However, I would point out that marriage is for the safety, security and well-being of the children that generally come naturally afterward. All the evidence we have from study so far, indicates that children do best when they can grow up in a stable household with two parents, one of each gender.

When you undermine the stability of the traditional family structure, you also undermine the current best tool we have for bringing up the new generations of citizens. And all the research also suggests that once you have broken that pattern for a child, it's hard to put the genie back in the box. Children of broken families have a greater tendency to do worse and spawn broken families of their own perpetuating and widening the cycle.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 10:40 PM
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I salute them for this.

Everyone should be independent, in both thinking and deciding for themselves what is best for them, what sits best with their conscience and values and beliefs and not follow or be blindly led or constrained by false constructs of a society that wants to decide for and pressure them into toeing a line that someone else has decided is best for them or else feel to make these affiliations and follows these paths or otherwise be or feel ostracized.. And if their leanings change as they grow in knowledge, exposure, experience, and exploration and change as a result of that, that is natural too.

We should never try to give people the answers but should encourage them to make them think and seek for themselves. And we should never try to make people fit into our own beliefs for our own validation or to keep them controlled within our own comfort zones. That never works out for anyone.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 10:57 PM
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“If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain.”- Churchill



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 11:16 PM
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muse7



There's still quite a while left before the baby boomers let go of the choke hold they have on the U.S. right now when it comes to social issues, but the future appears bright as most young people of today are least likely to affiliate themselves with a political party but yet are more likely to lean to the left.



As a Millennial and I can attest that the future is indeed looking very bright.

After I graduated as a 17th century French poetry/ethno-anthropology double major with 100k in student loan debt, I was gonna be a hobo, but Buffett charges us grifters to ride on his oil trains.

Being a hobo, I realized, may have been a little too ambitious, so right now I've got 3 part time jobs toiling as a sharecropper and saving all the shekles I can in a magical account that is going to pay for all the boomers retirements.

Everything will turn up roses. How do I know this? Video game characters are getting pretty hot these days, just imagine how hot they're gonna be in 10 years! It's bound to be a super-hella-awesome time! The future looks bright my friends!
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posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 11:23 PM
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Millenials skipping Church, Marriage and Political Affiliation


and instead decided to live in Mom's basement,



Which is the greatest social safety net ever devised........



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 11:55 PM
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Every generation always thinks the generation following them is ungodly and going to end the world with their insane rock music and drugs!

As a 23yo, I would have to say I was the exception being as pessimistic and involved in politics as I have been, but it's not so any more... More and more frequently my happy go lucky friends are starting to crack down and get to business regarding the reality of the world we live in. They go from 'guns are icky!' to ' hey, that's quite the arsenal you have there, can we go shoot?' from 'OMG Obama is like a god' to 'hey, that guy sure lies his ass off'.

Accepting the world as it really is takes maturity. Maturity takes age. Give the millennials a few more years and my peers might just surprise you.



posted on Mar, 9 2014 @ 11:56 PM
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muse7


WASHINGTON — Young adults like to think of themselves as independent, but when it comes to politics, they’re more likely than not to lean to the left.




Half of American adults ages 18 to 33 are self-described political independents, according to a survey out Friday, but at the same time half of these so-called millennials are Democrats or lean toward the Democratic Party, the highest share for any age group over the last decade.




In addition, young adults tend to be single and churchless — turning away from their predecessors’ proclivity for religion and marriage, according the Pew Research Center survey. Almost two-thirds don’t classify themselves as “a religious person.” And when it comes to tying the knot: Only about 1 in 4 millennials is married. Almost half of baby boomers were married at that age.


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There's still quite a while left before the baby boomers let go of the choke hold they have on the U.S. right now when it comes to social issues, but the future appears bright as most young people of today are least likely to affiliate themselves with a political party but yet are more likely to lean to the left.

It's no surprise that the U.S. is the most Right-Wing leaning industrialized nation on Earth and also the most backward when it comes to Social issues such as Gay marriage, Women's reproductive rights, and social safety nets.



independent from what?

one ideology from another?

i'd love to be around to see what the millennial boomers will do.

maybe the most prog-lib nation on earth? free stuff for everyone?



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 12:01 AM
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Longtime and faithful ats lurker here *wave* ^_^;

I felt the need stop in here and just sort of say "Yup that's me!". Now whether that's a good thing or a bad thing, don't know and I'm not here to say.

If you care to listen here's a bit of background.


I'm twentyone and was definitely raised christian, as well as homeschooled... (I turned out alright promise!) I would not consider myself practising at this point in my life. A few years ago that bothered me, but now it just doesn't. Becoming jaded to the whole church thing pretty early on didn't really help things. My "father" is not a good man and used christainty as a shadow to lurk behind and manipulate, in my opinion. I also never bought into the incessant and almost literal "You must go to this building twice a week to be a Christian!" thing. Really. Well I dont know about that but yeah I'll just pass. Plus when outside of the box and logical thinking is generally looked down apon, I'm not down with that.

Been moved out of my moms home for almost two years now living with my boyfriend of over four years. We are faithful and committed to each other and oh yeah... NOT married! And guess what? We're just fine
(ok so maybe his religious parents hate it but so what?! It's not their life to live and it's not their eternity to spend in hell... lol

Now this is the one that might make you cringe a little bit. I have never voted or registered. The US political system is a joke and I will not be apart of it. It's rigged. It's broken. It's corrupt. Enough all ready. This pretty much applies to the rest of the world too but that's a whole other topic.

I watched Ron Paul, the one true hope whome I didn't even 100% agree with on all of his opinions, get completely eviscerated by tptb. Yep nope wasn't spoon feed the hope and change either. Rep dem female male black purple, it doesn't matter they are a puppet. /rant

I could go on and on in more detail but I'll stop. I'm just getting by living my life, trying the best I can, with the people I love feeling like we're watching it all fall apart together. Money is always tight and it's not getting better. I know there are more with my mentality too.

Eta: I just felt like sharing a little~
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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 12:02 AM
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Your point about the degrees can go for any generation.. not just mine. most people dont find a job in the profession they go to school for.. dont sigle out my generation because we dont have the same views/outlook on life.

Remember it is the generations before us that are ruining the planet. not us.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 12:03 AM
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Dual Income No Kids, sounds the way to go.

Get DINKy.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 12:12 AM
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I think that most Millenials realize that the system is broken and they don't want to be part of it.

All the way up to the early 80's the idea of a long-term career, a long-term marriage, a couple kids, a house, and a comfortable retirement seemed like a good possibility.

Now... for someone starting out in this world, often with a mound of student-loan debt, no job security, no guarantee of social security, and throw-away marriages with things only getting worse can you really blame young people for feeling like the situation is hopeless and taking a collective "what's the point?" outlook on the world?

The "American Dream" slips further and further out of reach with every generation.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 12:49 AM
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Damn Answer... that hit hard, that hit hard because that is actually just how I feel most of the time... just never thought of it like that, thanks bud.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 01:36 AM
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Cheers OP I thought there was no hope for the young but clearly there is.
Keep it up young un's





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