Today’s teenagers are growing up to be much more conservative than the so-called Millennial youth of today, a survey has found.
People now in their mid-teens are much more cautious about drugs, transgender rights and same-sex marriage, and are even sceptical of tattoos than those a few years older than them.
The results could be an early signal that the pendulum is about to swing away from ultra-liberal Millenials, and could indicate that the SJW movement has peaked.
According to market research firm The Gild, who commissioned the research, people born since 2001 are shaping up to be more conservative than anybody since the post-war generation.
59% of young people responding to the survey said their opinions on same-sex marriage, transgender rights and marijuana was either “conservative” or “moderate” – a drastic swing from Millennials and members of “Generation X”, more than 80% of whom said their opinion was either “quite liberal” or “very liberal”:
The most youthful respondents – dubbed “Generation Z” – were also more likely to say they “hate” tattoos and unusual body piercings (11%) and prefer to save money than spend it (47%).
The survey backs up claims made by Milo Yiannopoulos at a speech last month that young people are abandoning “the social justice craze” and that backlash is building to the hyper-restrictive culture of political correctness.