Saturday, May 26, 2012

Millennial generation expected to support Obama two to one

There are 95 million members of the “millennial generation” [born circa 1980-2000] in the United States, making them the largest generational cohort in the United States, and those who are eligible to vote next fall can be expected to support President Obama by a margin of two-to-one as they did in 2008.
That is the opinion of two rather older observers of that generation, Morley Winograd, a former senior policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore and director of the national Partnership for Reinventing Government, and former Democratic pollster Michael D. Hais. The two men are the co-authors of Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation is Remaking America.
Read it at Raw Story
Observers of ‘millennial generation’ expect them to come out for Obama
by Muriel Kane

But here's a study calling that view into question somewhat and explaining why so many millennials are proponents of Ron Paul or supporters of Occupy:
After analyzing 40 years of data on approximately 9 million young adults, researchers have found the so-called Millennial generation to be less environmentally conscious, community-oriented and politically engaged than previous generations were at the same age, according to a new study 
Compared to baby boomers and GenX'ers when they were young adults, Americans belonging to the Millennial generation -- those born after 1982 -- consider money, image and fame more important than values like self-acceptance and being part of a community, according to the study published March 5 in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
The study found that millennials were less interested in donating to charities, participating in politics or helping the environment. The results support the so-called "Generation Me" theory over the "Generation We" description often used in reference to today's young people.
Millennial Generation Money-Obsessed And Less Concerned With Giving Back, Study Finds
Read the rest at the Huffington Post

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