Older generations and interracial dating

To be sure, Millennials remain the most likely of any generation to self-identify as liberals; they are less supportive than their elders of an assertive national security policy and more supportive of a progressive domestic social agenda.

They are still more likely than any other age group to identify as Democrats.

Moreover, after decades of low voter participation by the young, the turnout gap in 2008 between voters under and over the age of 30 was the smallest it had been since 18- to 20-year-olds were given the right to vote in 1972.

() But the political enthusiasms of Millennials have since cooled -for Obama and his message of change, for the Democratic Party and, quite possibly, for politics itself.

But their look-at-me tendencies are not without limits.

() Despite struggling (and often failing) to find jobs in the teeth of a recession, about nine-in-ten either say that they currently have enough money or that they will eventually meet their long-term financial goals.

This is a far higher share than was the case in earlier generations.) Millennials are on course to become the most educated generation in American history, a trend driven largely by the demands of a modern knowledge-based economy, but most likely accelerated in recent years by the millions of 20-somethings enrolling in graduate schools, colleges or community colleges in part because they can’t find a job.

Among 18 to 24 year olds a record share — 39.6% — was enrolled in college as of 2008, according to census data. Looking back at their teenage years, Millennials report having had fewer spats with mom or dad than older adults say they had with their own parents when they were growing up.

More so than other generations, they believe government should do more to solve problems. They are the least overtly religious American generation in modern times.

One-in-four are unaffiliated with any religion, far more than the share of older adults when they were ages 18 to 29.

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