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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 280 -- Young People & Support For War.

Twenty-somethings more supportive of military action than you might guess-

If we are to believe that Rock the Vote actually represents the political attitudes of those under 30 today, young Americans are a bunch of liberal ninnies who love socialism and perpetually protest meat and the WTO and SUVs and the war on terror and Bush.

Wrong. Young people are more conservative than you might think. On the Iraq war issue, even, younger Americans have consistently been more supportive and less opposed as an age cohort than the general public, since the beginning.


Taking differences in levels of support and adding in differences in levels of opposition, young people have consistently been the most supportive age cohort of the Iraq war. When wild draft rumors were flying around in 2004, support clearly dipped (and has never fully recovered), but young people still supported (and support) military action in Iraq more than the general population.

Interestingly but not surprisingly, young people are also more supportive of more open international trade:


But it's not just national defense and free trade. Young people are far more likely to support Social Security reform, with personal accounts. On any number of individual issues, young people are eye-openingly less left-wing than people perceive. For the most part, young people, despite the bands of weirdoes you occasionally see on the news, are not hippies or anarchists or punks or even really all that angry with the world. It's no wonder Rock the Vote is struggling.

Pew Research Center: Youth and War.


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