Introduction to “Is Gen Z Conservative?”:
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Although I started this site with the intention of showing older generations that Gen Z is conservative. But, I haven’t presented many actual facts to support that. Only anecdotes, such as my stories about free speech on college campuses. Hopefully this article will change that and you will learn the right answer to “is Gen Z Conservative”! -Gen Z Conservative
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Gen Z is Conservative and Influential:
I normally don’t repeat information that I have shared from previous news roundups but today I am making an exception. Generation Z is the future of this country. They will NOT allow the America we all love to go by the waste side. Is Gen Z Conservative? Yes. Will it make a difference? Absolutely!
Generation Z is about to surpass Millennials in Size:
From this article
The Post-Millennials (Generation Z) were ahead of the Millennials in another Health and Human Services survey (69 million vs. 66 million).
According to Forbes (2015) Generation Z comprises 25% of the U.S. population, making the cohort more numerous than either Baby Boomers or Millennials.
A 2016 U.S. study found that church attendance during young adulthood was 41% among Generation Z, compared to 18% for Millennials at the same ages, 21% of Generation X, and 26% of Baby Boomers.
Generation Z is generally more risk-averse in certain activities than earlier generations. In 2013, 66% of teenagers (older members of Generation Z) had tried alcohol, down from 82% in 1991.
Research from the Annie E. Casey Foundation conducted in 2016 found Generation Z youth had lower teen pregnancy rates, less substance abuse, and higher on-time high school graduation rates compared with Millennials. Those facts should help you start to form an answer to “is Gen Z Conservative?”
U.S. Members of Generation Z tend to be more conservative than Millennials:
Hopefully this section definitively answers the “is Gen Z Conservative conservative” question. 32% of participants supported Donald Trump, while 22% supported Hillary Clinton with 31% choosing to not vote in the election.
The results were heavily divided along racial lines with White and Native American students favoring Trump by a 33-point and 20 point margin respectively, and Black and Hispanic students favoring Clinton by a 40-point and 22 point margin respectively. Asian students were more divided, favoring Clinton by a 10-point margin.
Frank N. Magid Associates estimates that in the United States, 54% are caucasian, 24% are Hispanic, 14% are African-American, 4% are Asian, and 4% are multiracial or other.
Today they got an opportunity of a lifetime to listen to our 45th President. It was an incredible occasion for them and our Lion!
What Trump Said about Gen Z:
From the transcript linked above:
President Trump: I’m excited to be here today with thousands of proud, young American patriots. You’re great people. You’re great people. (Applause.) You’re the future.
You’re the future.
On behalf of my entire administration, thank you to everyone at Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit. What a group. (Applause.) What a group. They don’t realize there’s more of you than there is of them. They just haven’t figured that out yet. (Applause.) They’ll understand. They’ll figure it out someday. They’re still trying to figure out what the hell happened. What happened? (Applause.) How did this happen?
You’ve come to our nation’s capital from cities and towns across America. You’ve given up a big part of your summer, which many young people are not willing to do, and we understand that too. But what you’re doing is fun and it’s important. So important.
You’ve paid and paved your own way to get here. And, in some cases, it wasn’t easy. And you’ve done it for all of us. You’ve done it for one simple reason: You are loyal to our nation, you are devoted to your fellow citizens, and you will always put America first. (Applause.)
Is Gen Z conservative? Yes. Is influential? Also yes. Hopefully you found this article enjoyable and enlightening.
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