'Generation Z' Are Nothing Like Millennials, Professor Warns Liberals

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Authored by Dan Jackson via CampusReform.org,

A political science professor in Pennsylvania says Democrats need to worry, because the generation replacing their millennial allies on college campuses has a distinct libertarian streak.

Jeff Brauer, a professor at Keystone College, has been gathering data on “Generation Z,” and recently told The New York Post that he expects the rising generation of college students to differ markedly from those currently dominating campus culture.

“Politically, Generation Z is liberal-moderate with social issues, like support for marriage equality and civil rights, and moderate-conservative with fiscal and security issues,” Brauer said.

 

“While many are not connected to the two major parties and lean independent, Gen Z’s inclinations generally fit moderate Republicans.”

Notably, Brauer’s research has indicated that growing up in an age of constant terror threats, school shootings, and economic instability has led Gen Z to prize economic stability and security more highly than millennials.

“Pollsters need to pay attention to Gen Z. People and politicians need to recognize that they aren’t millennials and shouldn't be lumped in,” Brauer told Campus Reform, noting that “there was virtually no attention paid to this demographic” in 2016, even though it was the first presidential election in which Gen Z had the ability to vote.

 

“Democratic candidates lost five percent of the youth vote nationally (down from 60 percent to 55 percent),” Brauer pointed out. “In Florida, Democrats’ margin of victory among the young dropped 16 percentage points. In both Ohio and Pennsylvania, the drop was 19 points. In Wisconsin, 20 points.”

Brauer believes that this is indicative of more than a one-time phenomenon, saying “it is much more likely the precipitous drops were due to the more conservative Generation Z being able, for the first time, to express their political inclinations, especially in the economically hard-hit swing states.”

These findings could give Republicans hope for capturing a larger share of the youth vote in future elections, but Brauer cautions that while Generation Z will likely be more conservative than Millennials, they will not actively seek out the GOP unless the Party takes steps to conform to their more-moderate social views, and could be driven away by a significant rightward lurch.

“This generation is different, and they are about to have a profound impact on commerce, politics, and trends,” Brauer said.

 

“If politicians and business leaders aren’t paying attention yet, they better, because they are about to change the world.”

Brauer cautioned that his work remains unfinished, saying he hopes to continue collecting data over the course of the next few election cycles in order to come up with even more definitive conclusions regarding Generation Z.

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bluskyes's picture

Much of traditional morality has been bred out of them as well. Don't think that they'll think twice about pulling the plug on grandma.

CheapBastard's picture

Anti-Trump movement doubles down on Amazon boycott


An anti-Trump movement is taking advantage of Prime Day to double down on its protest of Amazon. 

The Grab Your Wallet movement, an online boycott started in October 2016 by brand and digital strategist Shannon Coulter, is encouraging Trump critics to boycott Amazon until the ecommerce giant stops selling Trump-related products. Currently, the website sells items from both Donald and Ivanka Trump's fashion brands. 

 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/anti-trump-movement-doubles-dow...

 

If these things protest/boycott any harder, AMZN will hit 1200 by Thanksgiving! So far, they are on track to beat last year's Prime Day sales some analysts say.

 

NoDebt's picture

"they will not actively seek out the GOP unless the Party takes steps to conform to their more-moderate social views, and could be driven away by a significant rightward lurch."

If that's true (and I have my doubts) they have nothing to worry about.  I see absolutely nothing to indicate that the Rs are about to lurch right.  The Tea Party (er, um, Freedom Caucus or whatever they're calling themselves this week) are out-manned and out-gunned 20:1 and their own party hates them.  Hell, their own party hates Trump, too, and he's not even a conservative on a lot of issues himself.  Everything has moved left.  Either too far or not far enough depending on your perspective but the trend is ALWAYS further left.

 

 

Spitball's picture

I would say they're trying to push us left
My kids see right through the bullshit
Uniparty is what they see along with the surveillance state, and the prison state.

TeamDepends's picture

The goal of socialism is Communism.

-Lenin

Déjà view's picture

Last but not least...Generation Z...That's All Folks!

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Yawn... any political science professor who doesn't talk about White identity at this point (a key political impetus moving forward) is a real snoozer. You could learn more from a Microsoft chatterbot and its free!

e_goldstein's picture

Nah, after Generation Z comes generation aa.

Déjà view's picture

Zzzzzzzzzzz...

Wake me in 20 years...

bigkahuna's picture

fits perfectly with the creativity of the people who come up with these lables  aa, a1 ...  more people to fight their never ending wars

Crypto Kevin's picture

If the GOP turns more socially "moderate" they will drive away the remaining Christians in this country. That's a recipe for disaster and will definitely split the party in two.

The Dems face the same problem. The Bernie voters will force them to become even more Marxist or we'll soon have 4 political parties to choose from.

Victor von Doom's picture

" Hell, their own party hates Trump, too, and he's not even a conservative on a lot of issues himself.  Everything has moved left.  Either too far or not far enough depending on your perspective but the trend is ALWAYS further left."

...because society, either by programming or inclination has become as parasitic as its masters.

dark pools of soros's picture

yeah bunch of fucking loons crying to stop this and that and scream until they get the attention they need...  fuckin loony bin is going to be full in another 5 years wish they would start building hundreds of them so they can have their proper safe spaces all the time

Mazzy's picture

I support safe spaces.....so long as they don't have voting booths in them.

El Vaquero's picture

LOLOLOLOL!  Dumb motherfuckers!  Bezos owns WaPo, which starts half of the false anti-Trump rumors!  They don't even know who to boycot!

BarkingCat's picture

I had to read that 3 times to make sure I was not misunderstanding it.

It makes absolutely no sense for anti trumpers to be boycotting Amazon. It makes perfect sense for those who support Trump or at least the ideals that got him into the office to boycott Amazon;  as I have done.

Fuck Amazon... I hope they join Pets.com and Bezos ends up living in a cardboard box.

Donald J. Trump's picture

I've mentioned in the comments here before that Gen Z is very conservative.  I see it with my own high schoolers.  An entirely different breed than millenials.  The entire school was pro Trump throughout the elections.  My difference with this author is that we are not in an economically depressed area.  I have partially attributed it to being the children of Gen X.  Something wrong happened with the Gen parenting of millenials.

cstu7011's picture

yes they have very little social media presence ... on phone all day but nothing 

"public"

Donald J. Trump's picture

True about nothing public.  Another thing I noticed is that their phone has very much become part of their lives but they are not glued to it like millenials are portrayed.  It's not discipline on their parents part either, they are actually choosing to do other things.  They even make fun of me for being on my phone too much.  

stinkypinky's picture

I attribute it mainly to their formative years having been spent filtering out massive amounts of informational noise. They seem now to be able to see past media agendas with the kind of critical eye it took my generation a college degree to be able to discern. Cutting through informational bullshit.

Also YouTube and YouTubers (people with channels on YouTube) are absolutely huge to this generation. The kind of rawness and crassness combined with a sharp wit, and a general dislike for SJW's which I typically see in the top YouTubers seems to also have rubbed off on these kids. Furthermore the "meme" art movement is fascinating. It's very pop-art, so it doesn't get the credit it deserves (lowly, proletariate). It demands a quick wit, invites any/all to join in, and is constantly evolving. I believe that this fits into the puzzle in some fashion.

I'm very optimistic about this generation. At the same time they're going to need these skills, considering the hand they've been dealt.

Donald J. Trump's picture

My kids watch a lot of youtube and other stuff on computers and phones but watch absolutely zero TV, and we have a lit of TVs in the house including in their room.  Something to take away from all this is the economical effects of this Gen.  Cable TV is dying gradually and will soon be suddenly.  They shun Facebook except when they are forced to use it.  They mock millenials and libtards.  Thanks to youtube they are  very DIY.  They think for themselves though I that's partially due to me.  I always tell them don't just learn what they are being taught, but look through it and figure why are you being taught something.  It's not always for their own good.  They're not into indoctrination, which could explain why they are so different.  Kids are very rebellious and when all their teachers are libtards, they tend to want to do the opposite.  Interesting times lie ahead.

 

SwaziRed's picture

>>> Much of traditional morality has been bred out of them as well. Don't think that they'll think twice about pulling the plug on grandma.

You demonstrate an astounding level of cognitive dissonance. Do you not realize that the $880 billion cut to Medicaid imposed under Trumpcare (which you no doubt support) is literally a case of "pulling the plug on grandma"?

CNONC's picture

880 billion dollars? To Medicaid alone? Not Medicare, but Medicaid?
You are a dumb sookim sin.

Reverend.Pajama.Pants's picture

Under Obamacare, I was twice turned away from a hospital while in pain, for financial reasons.  Go to hell you worthless partisan hack.

Victor von Doom's picture

If Grandma is getting even one dollar "from the State" then the damn plug should be pulled.

What on Earth ever got into people's heads that told them someone owed them anything. They don't.

People should look after their own interests - not look to the government or anyone else. They should get off their own lazy arses and make something of themselves.

Altesh's picture

I thought the social contract worked both ways. Older generations help younger generations to start their life, then these young generations care for their old when in need. Older generations sold out their young and are hoarding all the wealth while young get poorer. Don't see how the young old the old anything after being bogged down by debt, forced to pay entitlements they will never experience themselves. 

Victor von Doom's picture

The old broke that contract when they refused to breed. Let them lie in the bed they have made for themselves.

Victor von Doom's picture

If she's funded by socialist health practices, like here in Australia - she should be. Remember, if it's funded by either tax or debt:

Taxation is nothing less than rubber stamped extortion, and public debt is theft through devaluation.

zanza's picture

fidget spinners bitches

Blue Balls's picture

Fascism, socialism, or communism.  Pick one kid.  No liberty allowed.

Reverend.Pajama.Pants's picture

You might be shocked at just how much personal freedom ordinary people enjoy here in this Asian socialist state with a single-party Communist government. I know I was.  It's a night & day contrast with police state America.

Get on a plane, see the world, expand your mind.

BigJim's picture

You're so free you're afraid to state what country you're in?

JuliaS's picture

I call'em Deadbeatniks.

Michael Musashi's picture

LOL!

I have neices and nephews that are Generation Z. They're all "conservative" and more than a few are rabid Alex Jones fans. They don't live in conservative states either--two in NJ, and three in MD. I think it's part from their parents, and part of what they see happpening in their schools and on the internet. The SJW and PC stuff swept in too fast so they caught it and don't trust it. Moreover, I think the internet has opened their eyes to what's in store for the future and they don't like it. Globalization, loss of jobs, inflation, corporatism, high college fees, and a growing population is not something they're happy about and they've said as much.

 

Bigly's picture

My nieces love pjw.

Who doesn't though?

HRH Feant2's picture

Never seen or used one.

Don't know what they are other than a useless toy.

Work, work hard, and work harder.

Kids now will look back on stupid toys and laugh. I don't see the US making it through this winter without a financial collapse or war or both.

Dead Canary's picture

Danger Will Robinson! The sheep are waking up!

JuliaS's picture

I don't know about anyone waking up. The last generation is growing up in a shared society. They have no expectation of privacy and no concept of private property from which all value originates. They still (like every previous generaiton) don't know what money is, where it comes from, what The Fed is, who runs it and why that person, like every other banker needs to be hanging from lamp posts or jumping out of windows. They think TSA searches are a part of life. They think parents' basement is immune to foreclosures and internet access is a god-given right.

Don't hold your breath.

stinkypinky's picture

That has not been my experience of Gen Z kids

Victor von Doom's picture

Till I see and hear of everyone refusing free handouts from the government (like I do) I will not believe in them.

No such thing as a free lunch folks.

stinkypinky's picture

Wow. Until you hear of everyone in a whole generation turning down free assistance you won't believe in them. So ... you don't believe in any generation then. Great job coming up with that metric.

Victor von Doom's picture

You got it. No generation is worth it's own skin - they're all moochers given even half a chance. Government should axe all social security right across the board. The "safety net" will bankrupt the West (as it probably already has).

order66's picture

Keystone College professor tells the New York Post.

LO fucking L.

Cheka_Mate's picture

4th Turning style cycles

You can't be the overbearing nanny state AND be cool at the same time.

Kids are tired of thought police school settings and pushing back 

mofreedom's picture

There goes Moooooooooooochele for Pres 2020.

roisaber's picture

Disgruntled Millennials like me will order the gassing of the kikes, and Gen Z will carry out the orders.

Roger Rabbit's picture

There's no "Generation Z". Hahaha!

It's just another round of millennials. They exhibit the EXACT qualities of all other millennials: can't deal with shit, don't know shit, don't wanna do shit, expect EVERYTHING, etc.

tmosley's picture

Grampa, you are begging to be gassed by the most likely to be conservative, most likely to be Nazi generation of all time, including fucking Weimar Germany.

dark pools of soros's picture

you cant push faggotry for more than one generation..   kids see that shit and nature takes over