Study finds Millennials care less about patriotism, religion and family than previous generations

A Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey found that “Americans have shifted dramatically on what values matter most.”

Wall Street Journal reporter Chad Day wrote, “The values that Americans say define the national character are changing, as younger generations rate patriotism, religion and having children as less important to them than did young people two decades ago.”

The poll has been conducted for 21 years. The very first year’s results found a majority of Americans responded that “principles of hard work, patriotism, commitment to religion and the goal of having children” were most important to them.

Chad Day wrote, “Today, hard work remains atop the list, but the shares of Americans listing the other three values have fallen substantially.”

The survey was conducted with a sample of 1,000 adults from Aug. 10-14.

Among the younger generation of Americans, patriotism being “very important” fell 9 percent.

Religion dropped 12 percent.

And having children fell 16 percent.

The full WSJ/NBC News poll can be read by clicking here.

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Posted by KUSI News on Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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