Generation Y's Attitudes on Morality, Religion, and Politics

Millenials' Attitudes on Morality, Religion, and Politics

If you didn't score as high as you'd like on the Millenial quiz, here's what you need to know to think like a Millenial. The Pew Forum surveyed Americans under 30 to gauge their opinions on divisive issues like religion, abortion, homosexuality, and the separation of church and state. Here are 10 of their fundamental beliefs.

  • 1 in 4 aren't affiliated with a particular faith.
  • Beliefs about life after death and the existence of heaven, hell, and miracles are nearly the same as older generations.
  • Those involved with religion are more inclined to believe their religion is the one true path to salvation.
  • Millenials are more comfortable and accepting of homosexuality. Twice as many young adults say homosexuality should be accepted by society than those 65 and older.
  • 52 percent believe abortion should be legal, compared to 46 percent of people over 30.
  • They're also much less concerned with Hollywood "threatening" values.

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  • 67 percent would prefer a bigger government, which is much higher than the 41 percent of older Americans who agree.
  • They're more permissive about pornography, but their views are nearly identical to those expressed by Gen Xers and Baby Boomers at the same age.
  • 76 percent believe right and wrong is a black-and-white issue, which is nearly identical to older age groups.
  • 56 percent say the Bible should be banned in schools. Nearly the same amount of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers supported the ban when young; however, they have become more tolerant of over time.

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