A Harris Poll has revealed that almost 50 percent of young Americans would like to live in under a socialist government.
The findings reveal that young adults termed as millenials (born between 1981 and 1996), and generation Z (typically born after 1997) are more supportive of socialist principles than older Americans.
While 49.6 percent of young adults said they would “Prefer living in a socialist country,” only 37.2 percent of other adults expressed the same desire.
The poll also found that two thirds of all Americans believe the government should provide universal healthcare, with over half again saying that it should provide tuition-free college.
Axios, who commissioned the poll, notes that “Gen Z and millenials are projected to make up 37% of the electorate in 2020, and what they’re looking for in a presidential candidate is shifting.”
More than 17 million young Americans have quit Facebook in the last two years amid a number of data privacy scandals hit the social network.
Former fans of the site, aged between 12 and 34, have abandoned it in the wake of damaging reports, including the Cambridge Analytica debacle.
US users are the most lucrative market for the social media network and it is alienating the highly coveted youth as teens and millennials shun the app.
Former President Barack Obama said Monday these are “challenging times” but he remains hopeful because of the next generation of leaders that he aims to guide.
Touching on his “third act,” the 44th president spoke of programs that have become a central pillar of his Obama Foundation and its $500 million presidential center project in Chicago.
He told a packed arena at Bell MTS Place how he plans to create a “university for social change” that will serve as a hub for young people in the U.S. and around the world who are skeptical of the “old institutions.”
“If we train them — if we give them skills, support, financing, media training, spotlights, then they’re the ones that are going to carry forward the solutions that we so desperately need,” Obama said.
A record seven million Americans are more than 90 days late on their auto loan payments, and millennials are clearly leading delinquency rates, according to a report by the New York Fed.
The NY Fed found that the number of new auto loans and leases appearing on credit reports in 2018 reached a new peak — the highest level in the 19 years they have monitored the data — at $584 billion.
Looking at the number of auto loans in serious delinquency, the researchers noted that there was a “sharp worsening in the performance of the loans held by borrowers under 30 years old between 2014 and 2016.”
And as seen in the graph below, borrowers between the ages of 18 and 39 — Pew Research identifies millennials as anyone born between 1981 and 1996 (ages 23 to 38 in 2019) — have the worst delinquency rates as compared to other demographics.
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A new YouGov poll has found that significant numbers of Americans hold extreme views on the country, with almost half of younger people saying they do not believe the US to be ‘great’ now or that it will ever be great in the future.
The poll, titled “State of American Patriotism”, was commissioned by the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG), a non-profit Patriot group that says it is committed to “educating Americans about the values and principles that make our nation exceptional. ”
Among other startling findings, the survey reveals that four in ten millenials say it is OK to burn the US flag, with one fifth saying they see it as “a sign of intolerance and hatred.”
Nearly half of young Americans think the country is more “racist” than other nations, while one in five millennials view the U.S. flag as a “sign of intolerance and hatred.”
FLAG, a civics education nonprofit, highlighted the startling state of anti-Americanism in younger generations through a recent survey of 1,078 Americans in coordination with the polling firm YouGov. The “State of American Patriotism Report,” released Tuesday, “starkly reveals that younger Americans (under 38 – Gen Z and Millennials) are becoming unmoored from the institutions, knowledge, and spirit traditionally associated with American patriotism.”
Some would argue they’ve becoming unmoored from reality.
Socialism is having a moment. Or at least anti-capitalism is.
According to a 2017 survey from Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, one in two millennials say they would rather live in a socialist or communist country than a capitalist democracy.
Taking it a step further, almost a quarter of them have a favorable view of Karl Marx and, weirdly, a few even see Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un as “heroes.”
A recent poll from Gallup similarly showed Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 are more positive about socialism than capitalism. In 2010, 68% viewed capitalism positively. That number has dropped to just 45%.
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Call it a co-living space, call it a commune, or just call it home.
Whatever you call it, one thing is clear: High-end co-living — in which big groups of people live together and share well-designed communal spaces and luxe amenities — is all the rage among millennials. Typically, these co-living developments — which have popped up in cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco — offer small, fully-furnished studios or bedrooms for residents, with the big draw being large shared living spaces and perks like organized group events and weekly housekeeping that includes clean linens and refreshed toiletries and kitchen supplies.
“It’s like living in a dorm again, but more mature. It’s great,” said video game designer and developer Chris McGlade, 24, who lives in an Ollie co-living space in New York City after graduating from college in Boston.
Inigo Lapwood, 25, from Oxfordshire, has never been in a monogamous relationship – and he intends to keep it that way.
An advocate of polyamory, defined as “the state or practice of having more than one open romantic relationship at a time”, Inigo has no time for what he considers the ‘restrictive’ nature of monogamous pairings.
“People talk about polyamory as if it’s particularly abnormal, but it’s really just about putting less restriction on what you can and can’t do. Your romantic relationships don’t have to fit into just one category: you can have close friends who you sleep with, for instance.”