Saturday, March 8, 2014
Roughly 47% of the millennial women who had babies in 2012 weren't married, compared with 35% of mothers from Generation X when they were that age, according to a new Pew study on the generation
The survey found that millennials, who range in age from 18 to 33, are more diverse and less trusting than their forebears. They are distinctly liberal on many issues with 60% of them voting for Barack Obama in 2012. It is the only generation in which conservatives don't significantly outnumber liberals. Millennials are more racially diverse than any previous generation; about 43% are not white. Expect that trend to continue in future generations; about half of babies born today are not white (which is probably why so many of them are illegitimate). Millennials are the first generation in the modern era to be worse off in terms of poverty, unemployment, income, and personal wealth than the two previous generations were at the same age. Only 26% are married — compared to 36% of Gen Xers when they were this age, and 48% of Baby Boomers.