The times, they are a changin’. And so are the kids, apparently.

January 10, 2007

The Pew Research Center has just done their latest survey of attitudes among the young. They are markedly less religious than their elders – and previous generations. The percentage claiming they are agnostic or atheist has doubled in twenty years to one in five today; they regard heavy drinking as worse than smoking pot; they have become much less Republican than they once were. George W. Bush has persuaded most of the younger generation to vote Democratic, reversing Reagan’s gains among the young. They are much more pro-immigrant than their elders and 74 percent favor some privatizing of social security (yay!); but they’re dovish on the use of military force. They are divided equally on gay marriage (47 – 46 in favor, compared to 64 – 30 against among those over 25) but overwhelmingly support gay adoption.

~ Andrew Sullivan

Hm, I agree with about 95% of all those views.

Depending on your opinion of me, that’s either very very good or very very bad. You decide. :)

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One Response to “The times, they are a changin’. And so are the kids, apparently.”

  1. Davum said

    Amen to that…. my sister is already an atheist. I’m so proud. I taught her well.

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