Common Sense

In March 2014, the Pew Research Center released a study entitled, “Millennials in Adulthood: Detached from Institutions, Networked with Friends.” The study found that millennials “are at or near the highest levels of political and religious disaffiliation recorded for any generation” in the last quarter century. In a different study, published by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, only 33 percent of millennials in the United Kingdom said they are even “fairly interested” in religion, and only 54 percent said the same for politics,. In that same study, “taking an interest in politics” ranked 17th on the list of interests proclaimed by British millennials.