A new Pew Research survey finds a demographic trend in the United States that threatens to push the Republican Party into permanent minority status unless it changes quickly.
The survey found that millennials — the generation of adults between the ages of 18 and 33 — vote heavily Democratic and have “liberal views on many political and social issues, ranging from a belief in an activist government to support for same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization.”
They are also the most racially diverse generation in American history and it’s a key factor in explaining their political liberalism.
But, as Pew notes, it is not the only factor: “Across a range of political and ideological measures, white millennials, while less liberal than the non-whites of their generation, are more liberal than the whites in older generations.”
They are also the only generation in which self-described conservatives do not outnumber self-described liberals.
Meanwhile, the most loyal Republicans are growing older. As time marches on, their numbers are dwindling
But Republicans do have an opening: Millennials may be more liberal, but they don’t have much loyalty to the Democratic Party.
In fact, 50 percent of all millennials now describe themselves as political independents — the highest level of political disaffiliation recorded for any generation in the last quarter-century. They don’t like either of the two major political parties.
Nonetheless, this generation mostly votes Democratic and has little in common with the Republican Party. Needless to say, it’s a real problem for the GOP.
men don’t exist
Introducing the rarely used word misandry, defined as the hatred of men and the equivalent of misogyny (the difference being that we’ve all heard of misogyny).
Examines the negative portrayal of men in the media and the negative associations that are made when the word men is used. Looks at how the deaths of men are hidden in news reporting.
• Why is it always “women and children” and never “men and children”?
NB For those peeps who think that a woman appears at approx5:23 in the ‘craftsmen’ section, be aware that it’s actually a man with long hair.
Looks into the media presentation of women’s issues and its focus on women themselves, compared with an absence of news about men except where they are criminals. Also looks at legislation from governments around the world that explicitly discriminate against men.
• Misandry in news reporting and by charities during the Tsunami in 2004
• Housework and the law
• Is a woman’s life worth more than a mans?
• What has society been primed to believe about men?
Addresses the selfish behaviour of many mothers that has led to fatherlessness, damage to children in the womb and other child abuse. Looks at the media presentation of fathers as irresponsible and “dead-beats” compared with society’s failure to call irresponsible mothers to account.
• Fatherlessness and its effects on children’s safety and achievement
• Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
• Forced fatherhood
• Child Support Agency (CSA)