Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Baby Boomers Are Now Conservatives Compared to Generation Z

A new poll from Ipsos shows that Baby Boomers, who from the mid-1960s were the generation of political and cultural change and activism, now represent the conservative norms compared to the newest Generation Z and Millennials (groups about 40 years old and younger). 

When asked about sexual orientation, 84 percent of Baby Boomers (aged 56 to 74) said “only attracted to opposite sex,” but only 52 percent of the new Generation Z (23 years old and younger) agreed and 42 percent said attraction is to same, both or not exclusively the opposite sex. (Millennials (24 to 40 years old) were also more likely to express less exclusive attraction to the opposite sex.

With gay marriage and transsexual rights generating considerable political controversy, age will be a major predictor of behavior and attitudes. 

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