Wouldn’t it be great if Right Wing conservativism just died out eventually?
Courtesy of Salon:
From their strong belief that humanity played a central role in causing the climate crisis to their overwhelming dislike of President Trump, the young Americans who have been classified as Generation Z — comprised of those between the ages of 13 and 21 — could be even more progressive than the slightly older millennial generation, according to a Pew Research Center survey published Thursday.
“Gen Z looks a lot like millennials politically, which is terrible news for Republicans,” Acadia University lecturer Jeffrey Sachs wrote in response to Pew’s survey, which found that 70 percent of Gen-Z’ers disapprove of Trump, 54 percent believe the planet is warming because of human activity, and 70 percent believe the government should be doing more to solve the nation’s problems.
“This data suggests there is a reason why Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets so much heat from conservatives — she and this new congressional class not only represent the demographic changes that scare some, but she embodies the ideological trends, too,” argued Anthony Michael Kreis, visiting assistant professor of law at Chicago-Kent College.
“There’s real enthusiasm for diversity and government reform” among Generation Z, Kreis noted.
If this is accurate we should have universal health care, mandated renewable energy programs, and higher tax rates within the next ten years.
I personally welcome our Nintendo Switch playing overlords.