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Confident, connected, open to change: the millennial generation

Confident, connected, open to change: the millennial generation

Jon Stewart hosts the head of Pew Research on The Daily Show to discuss the millennial generation. Data shows a group who have not crossed the traditional marker lines of adulthood. Many still live at home, are not married (50% less than their parents at this age), they like their parents,they don’t identify with political parties or organizations, believe in government, and are very liberal. Watch how millennials are changing the US and how might they change the church (if they come?). What do you see as opportunities for the Gospel in these characteristics?

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Generations, like people, have personalities, and Millennials — the American teens and twenty-somethings who are making the passage into adulthood at the start of a new millennium — have begun to forge theirs: confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and open to change.

They are more ethnically and racially diverse than older adults. They’re less religious, less likely to have served in the military, and are on track to become the most educated generation in American history.

Their entry into careers and first jobs has been badly set back by the Great Recession, but they are more upbeat than their elders about their own economic futures as well as about the overall state of the nation

What is important to millennials?



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The homophobic (and sexist) Right keeps flogging away at the notion of “married mom & dad, and their biological children”. But as one can see the nearly 50% gap between the #1 Priority “Being a good parent” and the #2 Priority “Having a successful marriage”, for the Millenials, that parrot has clearly has ceased-to-be. ;-/

JC Fisher

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