CNN claims millennials more conservative than other demographics

From Jacqueline Howard at CNN

High school seniors are more likely to identify as political conservatives now compared to 10 years ago. Most surprising, more identify as conservatives now compared to the 1980s, presumably the era of the young conservative, such as the character Alex P. Keaton in the 1980s show ‘Family Ties.’ That goes against the common view of millennials as very liberal,” said Twenge, author of the book about millennials titled “Generation Me.”

“So the current view of millennials as liberals might be due to their age — young people are more likely to be liberal. But if you compare young people now to young people in previous decades, those now are more conservative,” she said.More.

Reality check: Not really. It’s more that millennials were the first generation that discovered that being “liberal” meant that a girl was expected to pee in the same washroom as men. That took the shine off it.

It’s only natural for them to wonder, what more is expected of the “liberal”?

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  • ontario john

    Breaking News! The political, corporate, and media elites are upset at the recent by election loss in Ontario. Wynne has suspended parliament so that she and her buddies can think up more ways to control the voters. Expect lots of talk about evil conservatives, and homophobia. Welcome to fascist Ontario.

  • Dave

    We have kids in the millennial age group and we’ve seen their friends. We (like to think) we raised them right, and we know some of their friends, but I’m going to tell you there is a lot of narcissism out there and the SJW movement, well let’s just say I’m looking forward to the grand kids growing up to see them hopefully toss the millennial way of life.