Harvard research: the millennial generation is giving up on democracy

Harvard research: the millennial generation is giving up on democracy

The State

Young people around the world are losing faith in democracy.

A new Harvard study reveals that millennials in the United States and Europe do not think as highly about democracy as their parents do. In fact, many young people are willing to get rid of elections altogether.

The study, which appears in the Journal of Democracy, analyzed historical data on attitudes towards the government in North America, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

What researchers found was a growing shift towards political radicalism in today’s youth.

For example, millennials in the United States and Europe are more open to the idea of military coups than their parents.

Only 19% of millennials in the U.S. do not believe a military takeover is legitimate in a democracy. That is a huge difference compared to 43% of older citizens who do not believe military coups are legitimate.

This article continues at [CBN News] Harvard Study Suggests Millennials Have Given Up on Democracy

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