Additionally, several measures illustrate the distinctiveness of the black community when it comes to religious practices and beliefs. On each of these measures, African-Americans stand out as the most religiously committed racial or ethnic group in the nation. The Landscape Survey also shows that the link between religion and some social and political attitudes in the African-American community is very similar to that seen among the population overall.
The Generation Gap in American Politics Wide and growing divides in views of racial discrimination Generational differences have long been a factor in U. These divisions are now as wide as they have been in decades, with the potential to shape politics well into the future.
From immigration and race to foreign policy and the scope of government, two younger generations, Millennials and Gen Xers, stand apart from the two older cohorts, Baby Boomers and Silents.
And on many issues, Millennials continue to have a distinct — and increasingly liberal — outlook. First-year job approval ratings for Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama, differ markedly across generations.
By contrast, there were only slight differences in views of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton during their respective first years in office. Increased racial and ethnic diversity of younger generational cohorts accounts for some of these generational differences in views of the two recent presidents.
But even taking the greater diversity of younger generations into account, younger generations — particularly Millennials — express more liberal views on many issues and have stronger Democratic leanings than do older cohorts. This report examines the attitudes and political values of four living adult generations in the United States, based on data compiled in and Pew Research Center defines the Millennial generation as adults born between and ; those born in and later are considered part of a separate not yet named generational cohort.
Post-Millennials are not included in this analysis because only a small share are adults. Where Millennials end and post-Millennials begin. Millennials remain the most liberal and Democratic of the adult generations.
They continue to be the most likely to identify with the Democratic Party or lean Democratic. Generations divide on a range of political attitudes In some cases, generational differences in political attitudes are not new.
In opinions about same-sex marriage, for example, a clear pattern has been evident for more than a decade.
Millennials have been and remain most supportive of same-sex marriage, followed by Gen Xers, Boomers and Silents. Yet the size of generational differences has held fairly constant over this period, even as all four cohorts have grown more supportive of gays and lesbians being allowed to marry legally.
On many other issues, however, divisions among generations have grown. In the case of views of racial discrimination, the differences have widened considerably just in the past few years. Among the public overall, nonwhites are more likely than whites to say that racial discrimination is the main factor holding back African Americans.
Yet more white Millennials than older whites express this view. The pattern of generational differences in political attitudes varies across issues.
Overall opinions about whether immigrants do more to strengthen or burden the country have moved in a more positive direction in recent years, though — as with views of racial discrimination — they remain deeply divided along partisan lines.
Sincethere have been double-digit increases in the share of each generation saying immigrants strengthen the country. There also are stark generational differences about foreign policy — and whether the United States is superior to other countries in the world.
Inthere were only modest generational differences on whether good diplomacy or military strength is the best way to ensure peace. While fairly large shares in all generations say the U.
However, while generations differ on a number of issues, they agree on some key attitudes. As noted in Octoberthere has been an increase in the share of Americans expressing consistently liberal or mostly liberal views, while the share holding a mix of liberal and conservative views has declined.
In part, this reflects a broad rise in the shares of Americans who say homosexuality should be accepted rather than discouraged, and that immigrants are more a strength than a burden for the country. Across all four generational cohorts, more express either consistently liberal or mostly liberal opinions across the 10 items than did so six years ago.
Among Gen Xers and Boomers, larger shares also express consistently or mostly liberal views than have conservative positions.
Yet the next generation stands to be even more diverse. Generational differences are also evident in another key set of demographics — religious identification and religious belief.
And already wide generational divisions in attitudes about whether it is necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values have grown wider in recent years:A Deep Dive Into Party Affiliation. Sharp Differences by Race, Gender, Generation, Education.
Democrats hold advantages in party identification among blacks, Asians, Hispanics, well-educated adults and Millennials. African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
The term typically refers to descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States. As a compound adjective, the term is usually hyphenated as African-American. Mar 26, · Disparities in homeownership, education and experience in the labor markets all add to a massive wealth gap between white households vs.
black and Hispanic ones. One of the reasons that the average black-white wage gap has continued to expand is the fact that very few African Americans earn wages that place them among the top 5 percent of all wage earners, where most growth has been concentrated. Nov 14, · African Americans were worse off financially in than they were in The median income for an African American household was $39, last year, according to .
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