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Millennials: Economic Justice Must Buttress Budgetary Decisions

April 20, 2012, 4:18 pm | Posted by Christopher Hale

Amid the intense debate about the Paul Ryan budget and competing visions for the future, the future has finally gotten the chance to speak.

In a millennial values survey conducted by Georgetown University’s Berkley Center and the Public Religion Research Institute, the data is clear: young people are frustrated with economic policies that promote injustice.

Nearly three-quarters of Millennials (73%) think the economic system in the United States favors the wealthy. This belief is consistent across all divides of race, gender, educational attainment or religious affiliation. Even 6-in-10 Milllennial Republicans (58%) agree with this sentiment.

Equal opportunity is also of great concern to Milllennials. More than 6-in-10 think that one of the major issues in the United States is that we don’t give all the same opportunity in life.

As all eyes turn to the race for the White House this election year, pundits will be obsessed with the latest poll numbers, NASCAR dads and soccer moms. But perhaps they will pay a bit more attention to the concerns affecting young people, namely fair economic opportunity for all.

One Response to “Millennials: Economic Justice Must Buttress Budgetary Decisions”

  1. Derrick Coy says:

    The Occupy Wall Street protests show us this trend as well. Believers show mercy and likely support this fair opportunity as well, no matter their age.