Teens Share Their Parent's Political Preferences

Are the great generation-splitting debates that were characteristic of the 1960s and 1970s -- about everything from politics and religion to drugs and hair -- splitting today's generations? Not if the results of a new Gallup Youth Survey*, which asked teens to compare their social and political views with those of their parents, are any indication. While a fifth of U.S. teens (21%) say they are "more liberal" than their parents and 7% say "more conservative," 7 in 10 teens (71%) say their social and political ideology is about the same as mom and dad's


So political ideology is mostly a matter of birth, not reason.

Folksonomies: politics ideology

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Political philosophy (0.956612): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
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Father (0.836361): dbpedia | freebase
Parent (0.813263): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Political party (0.786205): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Libertarianism (0.783082): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Karl Marx (0.773211): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc | yago
Communism (0.698408): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc

 Teens Stay True to Parents' Political Perspectives
Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Lyons, Linda (January 4, 2005), Teens Stay True to Parents' Political Perspectives, Gallup, Retrieved on 2011-06-02
  • Source Material [www.gallup.com]
  • Folksonomies: politics polling


    02 JUN 2011

     Our Religion and Politics are a Matter of Birth

    Where We are Born Determines Our Religion > Similarity > Teens Share Their Parent\'s Political Preferences
    These positions are more about the parents we are born to, and less about independent, rational formulation of ideas.
    Folksonomies: politics religion ideology
    Folksonomies: politics religion ideology