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Feb 25 2007

How Young People View Their Lives, Futures and Politics: A Portrait of “Generation Next”

The Pew Research Center For The People & The Press has released the results of an extensive survey: How Young People View Their Lives, Futures and Politics: A Portrait of "Generation Next"For purposes of this study, "generation next" is defined as those between 18 and 25 years old.  Interesting reading, possibly must-read information for those ministering to that age group.

Table of Contents:

Overview
1. Outlook and World View

Quality of life and optimistic outlook
Opportunities today compared to 20 years ago
Personal concerns
What sets Generation Next apart
Heroes and role models
Marriage and children
2. Technology and Lifestyle
Technology use and social networking
Views on technology’s impact
Work and finances
Family contact and family dynamics
Lifestyles, habits and hobbies
Tattoos, piercings and appearance
Religious beliefs and practices
3. Politics and Policy
Turnout and voting patterns
Party identification trends
News interest and political attentiveness
Attitudes toward government
Issues: Environment, Immigration, Social Security, War, Terrorism
4. Values and Social Issues
Views on racial issues
Views on homosexuality
Abortion and stem cell research
Traditional values


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