The views of young people today on politics, social attitudes and even life goals are far different from those of their baby boomer parents, suggests a new national survey of 18- to 25-year-olds.
Another survey from the no-shit-Sherlock department. Since when has any generation not differed from their parents? I'm in the so-called Boomer Generation, and my views differed from my parents, and their opinions were different from their parents. Since when is this news?
What is of interest is some of the views expressed by the group they were polling:
The poll also finds that this generation's top life goals are to be rich (81%) and famous. (51%)
By contrast, a study of college freshmen in 1967 found that 85.8% thought it was essential to "develop a meaningful philosophy of life" while just 41.9% thought it essential to "be very well off financially."
Guess we'll have to see what they make of things when the reins are handed over to them.
Of course, they'll be older then...