Our Research Director, Daniel Cox, was invited to appear on the American Enterprise Institute’s podcast, “Banter,” to discuss the results of the 2012 Millennial Values Survey. Mr. Cox discussed everything from where the term “Millennial” comes from to the fact that about half of Millennials live at home. He outlined a few defining features of the Millennial generation:
- Millennials are close with their parents (as evidenced by the large number who live at home).
- Millennials are more racially diverse than older generations. They’re also more likely to have interacted with people from different religious backgrounds and sexual orientations.
- Education matters. There are significant differences on a wide range of issues between Millennials who have attended college and those who have not. The type of college that they attend also matters. Millennials who attended or are currently attending a private college or university are, perhaps unsurprisingly, more liberal on issues like abortion than Millennials who attended or are currently attending a religiously unaffiliated college.
- There’s a lot of “churn” in the American religious marketplace; many Millennials are moving away from the religious affiliations of their childhoods.
This is just a small sample of the subjects that Mr. Cox and the podcast hosts discussed. Take a few minutes out of your Monday morning and listen to it here.