Pew has a story up about research on the millennial generation (those currently in their teens and 20s): “The Millennials.” Providing a brief summary of key findings, they report that:

  • They are the most ethnically and racially diverse cohort of youth in the nation’s history….
  • They are starting out as the most politically progressive age group in modern history….
  • They are the first generation in human history who regard behaviors like tweeting and texting, along with websites like Facebook, YouTube, Google and Wikipedia, not as astonishing innovations of the digital era, but as everyday parts of their social lives and their search for understanding.
  • They are the least religiously observant youths since survey research began charting religious behavior.
  • They are more inclined toward trust in institutions than were either of their two predecessor generations…

They also address changing attitudes about cultural norms such as inter-racial dating:

A link to their site devoted to research on millennials is available here.

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